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Date:   Tue, 23 Jun 2020 22:37:29 -0700
From:   Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org>
To:     Daniel Rosenberg <drosen@...gle.com>
Cc:     Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        Jaegeuk Kim <jaegeuk@...nel.org>, Chao Yu <chao@...nel.org>,
        linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        linux-fscrypt@...r.kernel.org,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>,
        linux-mtd@...ts.infradead.org,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Gabriel Krisman Bertazi <krisman@...labora.com>,
        kernel-team@...roid.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 1/4] unicode: Add utf8_casefold_hash

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 09:33:38PM -0700, Daniel Rosenberg wrote:
> This adds a case insensitive hash function to allow taking the hash
> without needing to allocate a casefolded copy of the string.

It would be helpful to add a few more details in this commit message.
Somewhat along the lines of: ->d_hash() for casefolding currently allocates
memory, it needs to use GFP_ATOMIC due to ->d_hash() being called in rcu-walk
mode, this is unreliable and inefficient, and this patch allows solving that
problem by removing the need to allocate memory.

- Eric

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