[RFC] fs: move super_block and inode definitions to central fs.h header
s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Mon Jan 25 00:47:11 PST 2016
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 09:40:26AM +0100, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:20 AM, Sascha Hauer <s.hauer at pengutronix.de> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 08:55:22PM +0100, Yegor Yefremov wrote:
> >> On Sun, Jan 24, 2016 at 8:24 PM, Yegor Yefremov
> >> <yegorslists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> > Both super_block and inode are common to various file systems, so
> >> > move them to the central place.
> >> >
> >> > Signed-off-by: Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists at googlemail.com>
> >> > ---
> >> > fs/ubifs/ubifs.h | 134 +------------------------------------------------------
> >> > include/fs.h | 134 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> > 2 files changed, 135 insertions(+), 133 deletions(-)
> >> I'm trying to port SquashFS to Barebox. SquashFS uses at least both
> >> super_block structure as also inode structure. Does it make sense to
> >> introduce include/linux/fs.h?
> > I think not. Using include/linux/ for header files is good for stuff
> > directly taken from the kernel, but I think the fs related structures in
> > barebox are quite different from the ones in the kernel.
> So you're OK about moving super_block and inode to inculde/fs?
Sorry, I should have read the patch before replying to your followup.
You were talking about the struct inode/superblock in ubifs which indeed
are taken from the kernel and not actively used by barebox. These should
indeed go to include/linux/.
> >> What to do with struct timespec? It is defined in uapi part. Should it
> >> go to include/linux/barebox-wrapper.h?
> > barebox-wrapper.h contains no-op wrappers for stuff from the kernel that
> > we want to keep around just to be able to compile kernel code with less
> > modifications. struct timespec doesn't really fall into that category, I
> > rather suggest its original place: include/linux/time.h
> OK. Then I'll move it there. Should I also add timeval and related
> marcos as well?
I would rather take the lazy approach and add them as needed.
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