Question on porting 2.2.x driver to 2.4.x (reference namei)

From: Anthony Barbachan (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 21:16:14 EST

Hi all,

    I'm trying to port iBCS to the 2.4.x kernels. One of the compile
problems I've run into is that the 2.4.x kernel includes lack a namei()
function definition. I figure this function has been removed however what
is its replacement? Or at least how do I replace its functionality? The
section of code in iBCS in which this is used looks like this:

dentry = namei(path);
error = PTR_ERR(dentry);

if (!IS_ERR(dentry)) {

Thanks in advance for any help.

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