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Date:   Sun, 5 Aug 2018 20:59:33 +0800
From:   zhong jiang <>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>, <>,
        <>, <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4/mballoc: Remove unneeded variable "err"

On 2018/8/5 5:24, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 04, 2018 at 07:04:56PM +0800, zhong jiang wrote:
>> The err is not used after initalization. So just remove the variable.
>> Signed-off-by: zhong jiang <>
> I'll apply this patch, but how did you generate the diff?  The
> function name here is all wrong:
>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> index 8b24d3d..e29fce2 100644
>> --- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> +++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> @@ -3801,7 +3801,6 @@ static int ext4_mb_new_preallocation(struct ext4_allocation_context *ac)
>                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> The lines in question are from ext4_mb_release_inode_pa(), *not*
> ext4_mb_new_preallocation().  So when I inspected the patch visually,
> my first reaction was, "there's no way this patch would apply".
> But then I looked at the C code changed by the patch, and I was
> surprised to see that it applied correctly in a completely different
> function, and when I regenerated the patch, the line numbers matched
> yours --- so the only thing "wrong" in your patch is the function name.
> So that raises the question --- how did you create the diff in this-rc
> patch?  What version of git?  And what version of the kernel?
> Regards,
> 					- Ted
> .
 I  create the diff in this patch again ,but get the same result .  the git version is git version
 but I create  the diff in git version It shows the correct function name.

The kernel version is  4.18-rc7.   I will upgrade the git version.

zhong jiang

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