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From: Christoph Hellwig <>
To: Al Viro <>
Cc: Roland Dreier <>,
Subject: Re: Export get_sb_pseudo()?
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 19:42:31 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 07:31:01PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 10:40:10AM -0800, Roland Dreier wrote:
> > I'm planning on implementing some modular driver code and I think it
> > makes sense to have a non-mountable pseudofs.  Especially with the
> > recent MVFS controversy, it seems prudent to find out whether this
> > usage would merit exporting get_sb_pseudo(), so I'll describe my
> > current plans below.
> No objections; it certainly falls under "general-purpose library
> helper".  Moreover, in this case I _insist_ on use of normal
> export; it is a convenience helper that
> 	a) can be trivially reimplemented by anyone who cares; any
> number of filesystems is open-coding far more than that in their
> ->get_sb(), so there's nothing to protect here.
> 	b) can be trivially simulated by simple_fill_super() followed
> by a bit of tweaking the result.
> 	c) does not shove any pitchforks into the kernel guts - resulting
> superblock does not require any special treatment.


  reply	other threads:[~2005-01-08 19:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2005-01-08 19:31 ` Export get_sb_pseudo()? Al Viro
2005-01-08 19:42   ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2005-01-08 20:33   ` [PATCH] Export get_sb_pseudo() Roland Dreier

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