Re: [PATCH 4/6 v7] overlay filesystem prototype

From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Tue Mar 22 2011 - 14:15:36 EST

On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Just one single C file? Is there no structure to the code at all? No
> separate issues for directory lookup vs file operations, no helper
> libraries vs core ops? No "mount time" vs "runtime" structure to the
> code?
> So 2400 lines isn't all that much, but things have a tendency to grow.
> So when I see one single file that tries to do everything, I go "hmm".
> Normal filesystems tend to have super.c for handling the mount itself,
> and dir.c vs file.c for directory ops vs file ops. Maybe this doesn't
> have a file.c because that's all delegated to the lower filesystems,
> but still.. Just one file?
> Yeah, yeah, we have those horrible drivers that have 10k+ files, and
> there are certainly filesystems with much bigger files, but I'd still
> wish for more structure. You've got a whole subdirectory of your own.

Sure, good comment.

I'll split this for the actual pull request, if the overall approach
gets an ACK.

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