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Date:	Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:07:34 +0200
From:	Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
To:	"Kasatkin, Dmitry" <dmitry.kasatkin@...el.com>
Cc:	"linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
Subject: Re: ext4_readdir ignores filldir error code

  Hello,

On Mon 24-09-12 15:47:24, Kasatkin, Dmitry wrote:
> I noticed following in ext4_readdir() and in other file systems..
> 
> filldir returns error in "error":
>        error = filldir(dirent, de->name, ...)
> 
> But function itself returns "ret"
> 
> What I can see is that when filldir fails, ext4_readir quits, but with
> no error....
>        while (!error && !stored && filp->f_pos < inode->i_size) {
> 
> 
> Is it by design or an error?
  It works as designed (although I agree that the design is a bit odd).
Note that filler functions also set dirent->error which is then used by
e.g. getdents() syscall to set return value.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR
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