[linux-cifs-client] Re: [PATCH 3/3] cifs: have cifs_create use POSIX create if it's available

Shirish Pargaonkar shirishpargaonkar at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 19:05:32 GMT 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Steve French <smfrench at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 7:08 AM, Jeff Layton <jlayton at redhat.com> wrote:
>> This reduces the number of calls to the server when creating files, and
>> also makes the force_create_mode option in samba work correctly.
>> It also refactors some of the error handling in this function to
>> reduce layers of indentation.
>> This is the second attempt at this patch. The first patch had a
>> bug in the open flag conversion routines and didn't try to enable
>> O_DIRECT on direct I/O mounts.
> This is great, but wondering if the posix create code should be split out to
> a different function - calling out early from cifs_create to a new
> posix_create (when the server supports posix extensions) to reduce the size
> of this (now) 250+ line cifs_create function (as I had done in my earlier
> start on posix_create last month).
> --
> Thanks,
> Steve
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Nitpicking here, I think it would be a good idea to carve out
posix_create function that cifs_create calls.
Then this posix_create function could also be called from cifs_lookup
when lookup intents are implemented.
And may be it should be called posix_open instead of posix_create, it
is all open anyway.



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