[PATCH] locks: rename file-private locks to file-description locks

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Mon Apr 21 13:06:59 MDT 2014

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 03:04:10PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> I think what you mean is that there is no need that we expose the name
> "struct file".  My point is that "struct file" is actually a much
> _better_ name than "file description".  Heck, "open file object" would
> be better name than "file description".

Open file description is what all current standards use.  I'm pretty
sure really old ones just used open file, but struct file has never
been used in an API description.  Introducing it now entirely out of
context is not helpful at all.

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