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Re: [GIT PULL] XFS update for 3.1-rc4

To: Alex Elder <aelder@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL] XFS update for 3.1-rc4
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:46:30 -0700
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <201108231739.p7NHdXQ8008360@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <201108231739.p7NHdXQ8008360@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Alex Elder <aelder@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Linus, please pull the following XFS changes.  Their effect is to
> remove the subdirectory structure from the XFS source hierarchy.
> There are no functional changes to the XFS code itself.  Thanks.


Any plans to further sanitize the namespace?

It's kind of crazy to have filenames like


which just duplicate the "xfs" part for no good reason. Why not just
do something like

  for i in xfs_*; do j=$(echo $i | sed 's/^xfs_//'); git mv $i $j; done

to get rid of the silly "xfs_" prefix that adds nothing?

You could use the bytes you save to rename "qm.c" to "quota_manager.c"
instead. Wouldn't it be nice to have *good* names, instead of a jumble
of crazy and mostly redundant letters?


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