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Date:   Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:28:23 -0800
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     Al Viro <>
        Christian Brauner <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCHSET v3] simplifying fast_dput(), dentry_kill()

On Thu, 23 Nov 2023 at 22:02, Al Viro <> wrote:
>         The series below is the fallout of trying to document the dentry
> refcounting and life cycle - basically, getting rid of the bits that
> had been too subtle and ugly to write them up.

Apart from my RCU note, this looks like "Al knows what he's doing" to me.

Although I'm inclined to agree with Amir on the "no need to call out
kabi" on patch#3. It's also not like we've ever cared: as long as you
convert all users, kabi is simply not relevant.


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