Re: [PATCH 1/2] Use list.h instead of file_system_type next

From: Tamir Carmeli
Date: Sun May 05 2019 - 14:26:39 EST

I just found it weird that there is a proprietary implementation of a
linked list while surely the kernel already offers well established
data structures.
IMO, the current code is a bit hard to understand, especially the
addition of a new struct to the list in the line "*p = fs" after
find_filesystem returned the last member.
Correct, I'm not familiar with all the use cases of the code.

I'm not sure that XArray is a good choice since there is no notion of
an index attached to the pointer, it's really just a linked list of
Tell me if you think there is any way to improve my suggestion.
Thanks for you attention.

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:45 PM Matthew Wilcox <willy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2019 at 05:45:48AM -0400, Carmeli Tamir wrote:
> > Changed file_system_type next field to list_head and refactored
> > the code to use list.h functions.
> What might be interesting is getting rid of this list and using an XArray
> instead. This would be a more in-depth change; getting rid of the rwlock
> in favour of using RCU accesses for the read-side and the xa_lock for
> write accesses to the filesystem list.