Re: [FIX] missing piece from fs/super.c in -pre8

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 23:19:11 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Alexander Viro wrote:
> Linus, I doubt that making the thing inline was a good idea. Reason: for
> filesystems like NFS we almost definitely want something like server name
> + root path to identify the superblock. And that can easily grow past
> 32 bytes.

Since it is only used for printouts, I'd much rather have simpler code.
Especially since I couldn't convince myself that all users in your version
even initialized the dang pointer.

There is nothing wrong with having a requirement that informational stuff
be limited to X characters..


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