Re: [PATCH] make cramfs look less hostile

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Sun Jun 15 2003 - 12:44:17 EST

On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 07:39:26PM +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > Umm, cramfs_fill_super has a silent parameter that's true for
> > probing the root filesystem. I'd suggest disabling the printk
> > completly if it's set.
> Good idea, but only at first glance. cramfs_fill_super() always gets
> called with silent=1. So if "(!silent) printk(...);" is functionally
> equivalent to ";".

It's not. The rootfs is mounted with the (grossly misnamed) MS_VERBOSE
flag which translates to the last argument of the fill_super callback
set to 1.

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