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Re: [PATCH] xfs: stop using simple_strtoul()

To: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs: stop using simple_strtoul()
From: Abhijit Pawar <abhi.c.pawar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:07:38 +0530
Cc: Abhijit Pawar <abhi.c.pawar@xxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Liu <jeff.liu@xxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Hi Ben,
On 01/08/2013 09:03 PM, Ben Myers wrote:
> Hey Abhijit,
> On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 08:45:10PM +0530, Abhijit Pawar wrote:
>> On 01/08/2013 12:51 PM, Jeff Liu wrote:
>>> On 01/08/2013 04:49 AM, Ben Myers wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 11:50:08AM +0800, Jeff Liu wrote:
>>>>> This small patch convert xfs_parseargs() and suffix_strtoul() to
>>>>> use kstrtoint() instead of simple_strtoul() which is deprecated.
>>>> It looks like Jeff's patch will conflict with a patch from Abhijit Pawar, 
>>>> 'fs:
>>>> remove obsolete simple_strto<foo>' which we saw Dec 7.  You guys went 
>>>> after the
>>>> same thing and came up with slightly differing results.  If Abhijit would
>>>> prefer to factor out the xfs changes I'd be happy to take either that, or
>>>> Jeff's patch, but it would be better if they didn't conflict.  Can y'all 
>>>> come
>>>> to an agreement as to what the xfs changes should be?
>>> Sorry, I missed that patch from Abhijit.
>>> Looks the previous patch did not replaced the simple_strtoul() with
>>> kstrtoint() in suffix_strtoul().
>>> Abhijit, would you like to fix it as well?
>> Yes,it did not replace the call. Looks like I have missed that piece of
>> code. Once Ben applies my original patch, I will send another patch for
>> this on top of that.
>       I believe that your original patch contains changes for other
> filesystems too.  I'd prefer to pull only xfs changes into the xfs branch.  
> Are
> you willing to factor out the xfs changes, add the suffix_strtoul, and resend?
> That way we can get it done in one go.
Yes. the patch contains changes to other filesystems as well. I will
separate out the xfs changes in a new patch and will also fix the
suffix_strtoul. I will send the patch soon.

> Regards,
>       Ben


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