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

From: Urban Widmark (
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 06:41:40 EST

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> 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.

FWIW, smbfs will want to know the servername + "share" used to mount it.
It will use that info to get smbconnect to do the proper magic to get a
new connection. So it doesn't have to be just printouts.

If this field is meant to be accessed by the fs code then I could put that
info there. Or someone could set it to dev_name in get_sb_nodev (if that
string is what I think it is).

Or I can do what I do now and pass it as a separate option and keep it in
a smbfs private area.


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