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Date:	Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:02:51 +0800
From:	Yongqiang Yang <>
To:	"Ted Ts'o" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V6 RESEND 03/15] ext4: add a function which sets up a new
 group desc

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Ted Ts'o <> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 07:00:00PM +0800, Yongqiang Yang wrote:
>> +
>> +     memset(gdp, 0, EXT4_DESC_SIZE(sb));
>> +      /* LV FIXME */
>> +     memset(gdp, 0, EXT4_DESC_SIZE(sb));
>> +     ext4_block_bitmap_set(sb, gdp, input->block_bitmap); /* LV FIXME */
>> +     ext4_inode_bitmap_set(sb, gdp, input->inode_bitmap); /* LV FIXME */
>> +     ext4_inode_table_set(sb, gdp, input->inode_table); /* LV FIXME */
> There is a duplicated (and unneeded) call to memset above.  Also, the
> LV FIXME was a comment introduced by Laurent Vivier in commit bd81d8ee
> because at the time input->block_bitmap was a 32-bit value.  In the
> new ext4_new_group_data structure, input->block_bitmap is now a 64-bit
> field, so the need for "LV FIXME" is gone, and should be removed.
> I'll remove the duplicate memset() calls and the "LV FIXME".
> For future reference, this is why it's better to use something
> descriptive about the FIXME "64-bit FIXME", as opposed to your
> initials.  And it's best if there's an explicit comment explaining why
> the fixme is there (and what the consequences of leaving partially
> broken code in the kernel :-), so that future code maintainers won't
> have to do code archeology to figure out what the FIXME is all about.
Thanks for your explanation.  I did not figure out what 'LV FIXME'
means, so I left them.   Now I am understood.

>                                         - Ted

Best Wishes
Yongqiang Yang
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