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authorTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2006-09-27 01:50:46 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-27 08:26:17 -0700
commit8e18e2941c53416aa219708e7dcad21fb4bd6794 (patch)
tree44118f8b09556193ac93e0b71aecfa3e1d4bc182 /security/inode.c
parent6a1d9805ec506d8b9d04450997707da5f643d87c (diff)
[PATCH] inode_diet: Replace inode.u.generic_ip with inode.i_private
The following patches reduce the size of the VFS inode structure by 28 bytes on a UP x86. (It would be more on an x86_64 system). This is a 10% reduction in the inode size on a UP kernel that is configured in a production mode (i.e., with no spinlock or other debugging functions enabled; if you want to save memory taken up by in-core inodes, the first thing you should do is disable the debugging options; they are responsible for a huge amount of bloat in the VFS inode structure). This patch: The filesystem or device-specific pointer in the inode is inside a union, which is pretty pointless given that all 30+ users of this field have been using the void pointer. Get rid of the union and rename it to i_private, with a comment to explain who is allowed to use the void pointer. This is just a cleanup, but it allows us to reuse the union 'u' for something something where the union will actually be used. [judith@osdl.org: powerpc build fix] Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Signed-off-by: Judith Lebzelter <judith@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'security/inode.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/security/inode.c b/security/inode.c
index 47eb63480da..176aacea8ca 100644
--- a/security/inode.c
+++ b/security/inode.c
@@ -44,8 +44,8 @@ static ssize_t default_write_file(struct file *file, const char __user *buf,
static int default_open(struct inode *inode, struct file *file)
- if (inode->u.generic_ip)
- file->private_data = inode->u.generic_ip;
+ if (inode->i_private)
+ file->private_data = inode->i_private;
return 0;
@@ -194,7 +194,7 @@ static int create_by_name(const char *name, mode_t mode,
* directory dentry if set. If this paramater is NULL, then the
* file will be created in the root of the securityfs filesystem.
* @data: a pointer to something that the caller will want to get to later
- * on. The inode.u.generic_ip pointer will point to this value on
+ * on. The inode.i_private pointer will point to this value on
* the open() call.
* @fops: a pointer to a struct file_operations that should be used for
* this file.
@@ -240,7 +240,7 @@ struct dentry *securityfs_create_file(const char *name, mode_t mode,
if (fops)
dentry->d_inode->i_fop = fops;
if (data)
- dentry->d_inode->u.generic_ip = data;
+ dentry->d_inode->i_private = data;
return dentry;