Re: [PATCH v6 03/24] erofs: add super block operations
From: Gao Xiang
Date: Sat Aug 31 2019 - 02:49:47 EST
On Sat, Aug 31, 2019 at 09:34:44AM +0300, Amir Goldstein wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 8:16 PM Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Christoph,
> > On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 09:39:10AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 06:50:48PM +0800, Gao Xiang wrote:
> > > > > Please use an erofs_ prefix for all your functions.
> > > >
> > > > It is already a static function, I have no idea what is wrong here.
> > >
> > > Which part of all wasn't clear? Have you looked at the prefixes for
> > > most functions in the various other big filesystems?
> > I will add erofs prefix to free_inode as you said.
> > At least, all non-prefix functions in erofs are all static functions,
> > it won't pollute namespace... I will add "erofs_" to other meaningful
> > callbacks...And as you can see...
> > cifs/cifsfs.c
> > 1303:cifs_init_inodecache(void)
> > 1509: rc = cifs_init_inodecache();
> > hpfs/super.c
> > 254:static int init_inodecache(void)
> > 771: int err = init_inodecache();
> > minix/inode.c
> > 84:static int __init init_inodecache(void)
> > 665: int err = init_inodecache();
> Hi Gao,
> "They did it first" is never a good reply for code review comments.
> Nobody cares if you copy&paste code with init_inodecache().
> I understand why you thought static function names do not pollute
> the (linker) namespace, but they do pollute the global namespace.
> free_inode() as a local function name is one of the worst examples
> for VFS namespace pollution.
> VFS code uses function names like those a lot in the global namespace, e.g.:
> For example from recent history of namespace collision caused by your line
> of thinking, see:
> e6fd2093a85d md: namespace private helper names
> Besides, you really have nothing to loose from prefixing everything
> with erofs_, do you? It's better for review, for debugging...
Thanks for you kind reply...
Yes, I understand that some generic header files
could have the same function names and cause bad
I will fix them, my only one question is "if all
function/variable names are prefixed with "erofs_"
(including all inline helpers in header files),
it seems somewhat strange... (too many statements
start "erofs_" in the source code...)"
I will fix common and short names at once...