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Date:   Mon, 03 Sep 2018 11:13:10 +0900 (JST)
From:   Ryusuke Konishi <konishi.ryusuke@....ntt.co.jp>
To:     Souptick Joarder <jrdr.linux@...il.com>
Cc:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
        tytso@....edu, adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, axboe@...nel.dk,
        darrick.wong@...cle.com, ebiggers@...gle.com, pombredanne@...b.com,
        agruenba@...hat.com, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
        kemi.wang@...el.com, willy@...radead.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-nilfs@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] fs: Convert return type int to vm_fault_t

Hi Souptick,

On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:33:52 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 22:55:47 +0530 Souptick Joarder wrote:
> 
>> Return type for fault handlers  in ext4 and nilfs are
>> changed to use vm_fault_t.
>> 
>> Return type of block_page_mkwrite() is changed from
>> int to vm_fault_t. The function signature of
>> block_page_mkwrite() is changed to add one new parameter
>> int *err. This will provide a way for caller functions
>> to get error value along with return value and use it
>> further.
>> 
>> Return type of block_page_mkwrite_return() is also changed
>> to use new vm_fault_t type.
>> --- a/fs/nilfs2/file.c
>> +++ b/fs/nilfs2/file.c
>> @@ -51,13 +51,14 @@ int nilfs_sync_file(struct file *file, loff_t start, loff_t end, int datasync)
>>  	return err;
>>  }
>>  
>> -static int nilfs_page_mkwrite(struct vm_fault *vmf)
>> +static vm_fault_t nilfs_page_mkwrite(struct vm_fault *vmf)
> 
> nilfs_page_mkwrite() already has return type vm_fault_t in Linus's
> kernel, due to the now-merged
> fs-nilfs2-adding-new-return-type-vm_fault_t.patch.  Looks like a simple
> fix.

In the first patch in this thread, this return type change was
excluded correctly for nilfs_page_mkwrite() though the changelog was
inaccurate in that sense.

Please confirm your base point of the revised patch.

Regards,
Ryusuke Konishi


> 
> I'm beginning to feel vm_fault_t exhaustion.  Please remind me what
> benefit we're going to get out of all this churn?
> 
>> 
>> ...
>>

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