Re: [GIT PULL] ext4 fixes for v5.12

From: zhangyi (F)
Date: Sun Mar 21 2021 - 21:35:04 EST

On 2021/3/22 6:23, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 11:31 AM Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> zhangyi (F) (3):
>> ext4: find old entry again if failed to rename whiteout
>> ext4: do not iput inode under running transaction in ext4_rename()
>> ext4: do not try to set xattr into ea_inode if value is empty
> Side note: this is obviously entirely up to the author, but I think it
> would be nice if we would encourage people to use their native names
> if/when they want to.
> Maybe this "zhangyi (F)" is how they _want_ to write their name in the
> kernel, and that's obviously fine if so.
> But at the same time, coming from Finland, I remember how people who
> had the "odd" characters (åäö) in their name ended up replacing them
> with the US-ASCII version (generally "aa" "ae" and "oe"), and it
> always just looked bad to a native speaker. Particularly annoying in
> public contexts.
> At the same time, for the same reason, I can also understand people
> not wanting to even expose those characters at all, because then
> non-native speakers invariably messed it up even worse...
> Anyway, I think and hope that we have the infrastructure to do it
> right not just for Latin1, but the more complex non-Western character
> sets too.
> And as a result should possibly encourage people to use their native
> names if they want to. At least make people aware that it _should_
> work.
> Again, maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree, and in this case "zhangyi
> (F) <yi.zhang@xxxxxxxxxx>" is just what zhangyi prefers simply because
> it's easier/more convenient.
> But I just wanted to mention it, because we _do_ have examples of it
> working. Not many, but some:
> git log --pretty="%an" --since=2.years | sort -u | tail
> including examples of having the Westernized name in parenthesis for
> the "use that one if you can't do the real one" case..
Hi, Linus.

I will use my real name "Yi Zhang" next time.