Re: [RFC] event cleanup, part 2

From: Manfred Spraul (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 04:19:05 EST

From: "Neil Brown" <>
> On Tuesday January 1, wrote:
> > Linus merged the first part of my patches that remove
> > 'event' into 2.5.2-pre3.
> >
> > Attached is the second patch.
> >
> > patch 1: remove all event users except readdir().
> > Merged.
> Not quite. ext2 and ext3 (At least) use event to set i_generation to
> a pseudo-random number, and that still seems to be so in 2.5.2-pre6.
> What do you plan to do with that usage of event?
> Possibly replacing it with net_random or similar would be fine.

I've replaced i_generation with a random number in ext2, that change
is part of 2.5.2-pre6.
I've sent the patch to ext3 to the maintainers.


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