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Re: [PATCH 0/9] xfs: error sign fixes for 3.15-rc6

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/9] xfs: error sign fixes for 3.15-rc6
From: Jeff Liu <jeff.liu@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 15:28:07 +0800
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Hi Dave,

On 05/13/2014 04:56 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> I've been working through the mess that is the
> error sign impedance mismatch between the core XFS code and the rest
> of the kernel. I'm about half way through the codebase, and I've
> found a bunch of incorrect error signs throughout the VFS interface
> layers.
> 
> These were effectively all found by inspection, and is
> further evidence that we need to convert all of XFS to negative
> errors as quickly as possible. 

Would you like to find a volunteer to deal with that? I have a colleague
is trying to study XFS these days, looks this is a good task to him.

BTW, before doing negative errors converting, should we have libxfs 
infrastructure
support at first?


Cheers,
-Jeff


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