Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242584
GFS2 - cleanup inode number handling
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:44 EST
[GFS2] Clean up inode number handling
This patch cleans up the inode number handling code. The main difference
is that instead of looking up the inodes using a struct gfs2_inum_host
we now use just the no_addr member of this structure. The tests relating
to no_formal_ino can then be done by the calling code. This has
advantages in that we want to do different things in different code
paths if the no_formal_ino doesn't match. In the NFS patch we want to
return -ESTALE, but in the ->lookup() path, its a bug in the fs if the
no_formal_ino doesn't match and thus we can withdraw in this case.
In order to later fix bz #201012, we need to be able to look up an inode
without knowing no_formal_ino, as the only information that is known to
us is the on-disk location of the inode in question.
This patch will also help us to fix bz #236099 at a later date by
cleaning up a lot of the code in that area.
There are no user visible changes as a result of this patch and there
are no changes to the on-disk format either.
Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <email@example.com>
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Kernel Team for inclusion in a Red
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