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Re: [patch] ext2fs: free inode warnings

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: [patch] ext2fs: free inode warnings
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 13:19:45 +0200
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> Ok, I've gotten tired of the free inode warnings that ext2fs 
> displays if you use a partition in both Linux and HURD.  I've 
> read the thread on this list from late June, so I know they 
> are mostly harmless[1].  Jeff wanted to configure them out of 
> existence[2], but I took a different approach and added a 
> command-line variable, with the intention of that variable 
> controlling any future hurd-specific warnings as well.  

I do not think that this is the correct approach, however:

> diff -r -u hurd-20010718.orig/ext2fs/ext2fs.c hurd-20010718/ext2fs/ext2fs.c

Use -p so we can see the function names.

> +    case 'H':
> +      _hurd_warnings = ENABLED;
> +      break;

Do not use variables that start with an _.  There are reserved for
system applications.

> +/* ---------------------------------------------------------------- */
> +/* hurd specific features */
> +
> +#define DISABLED 0
> +#define ENABLED 1

I feel that it is better to make the assumption that 0 is false and
!false is true.

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