Re: [PATCH 1/1] fs/jfs/jfs_inode.c: atomically set inode->i_flags

From: Fabian Frederick
Date: Wed Apr 02 2014 - 14:07:09 EST

On Wed, 2 Apr 2014 13:47:07 -0400
Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 07:29:50PM +0200, Fabian Frederick wrote:
> > + set_mask_bits(&inode->i_flags, S_IMMUTABLE | S_APPEND | S_NOATIME |
> > + S_DIRSYNC | S_SYNC, new_fl);
> Warning --- per discussion with Linus over the weekend, he decided he
> really didn't like the set_mask_bits() interface, because it was too
> prone to abuse. Unfortuantely, Linus had already included an earlier
> version of my patch that used set_mask_bits() in 3.14 without letting
> me know. This is what I have in my ext4 tree for the merge window,
> which is undergoing final testing at the moment. This will cause a
> patch conflict, and it's likely (given Linus's dislike of the
> set_mask_bits interface) that set_mask_bits() will end up getting
> removed from the tree, if not when he fixes up the merge conflict, but
> subsequent to -rc1.
> - Ted

Thanks a lot Ted, I'll wait your inode patch to got mainline before updating this one.
Of course I don't wanna step on your toes if you prefer releasing patches for all FS :)

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