[PATCH 01/79] fs: add ctime accessors infrastructure

Damien Le Moal dlemoal at kernel.org
Thu Jun 22 10:46:12 AEST 2023

On 6/21/23 23:45, Jeff Layton wrote:
> struct timespec64 has unused bits in the tv_nsec field that can be used
> for other purposes. In future patches, we're going to change how the
> inode->i_ctime is accessed in certain inodes in order to make use of
> them. In order to do that safely though, we'll need to eradicate raw
> accesses of the inode->i_ctime field from the kernel.
> Add new accessor functions for the ctime that we can use to replace them.
> Signed-off-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton at kernel.org>


> +/**
> + * inode_ctime_peek - fetch the current ctime from the inode
> + * @inode: inode from which to fetch ctime
> + *
> + * Grab the current ctime from the inode and return it.
> + */
> +static inline struct timespec64 inode_ctime_peek(const struct inode *inode)

To be consistent with inode_ctime_set(), why not call this one inode_ctime_get()
? Also, inode_set_ctime() & inode_get_ctime() may be a little more natural. But
no strong opinion about that though.

Damien Le Moal
Western Digital Research

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