Re: PATCH to pre-patch-2.1.45: clean_inode needs to reset i_writecount

Alan Cox (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:45:42 +0100 (BST)

> The whole concept of "dtime" is _wrong_.
> Reason: it implies you have to write out the inode after deleting it.
> Which is just stupid, plain and simple - if we have deallocated the inode
> it by definition no longer contains any useful information, so we
> shouldn't spend time writing it out to disk.

I disagree with your "definition" - it contains a clear statement the inode
isnt in use. That in iteself is useful information