Re: [PATCH 08/27] VFS: Introduce the structs and doc for a filesystem context [ver #5]

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Sat Jun 17 2017 - 05:58:49 EST

On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 01:53:09PM -0700, Casey Schaufler wrote:
> On 6/14/2017 1:42 PM, David Howells wrote:
> > Casey Schaufler <casey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Could you namespace the fields of this structure?
> >> e.g. fs_cred, fs_security
> > Linus objects to that practice.
> Sigh. Never mind. Thank you.

I don't know that this is a hard and fast rule. Struct bio uses a
"bi_" prefix (e.g., bi_error, bi_opf, bi_iter, etc.).

I find it's really helpful when I'm doing a "git grep" over the whole
tree; "git grep bi_flags" returns a much more specific and focused
results than "git grep flags". :-)

- Ted