[RFC] errno.h: Provide EFSCORRUPTED for everybody

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Fri Nov 1 20:57:31 UTC 2019

Hi Valdis,

On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 2:11 AM Valdis Kletnieks
<valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> Three questions: (a) ACK/NAK on this patch, (b) should it be all in one
> patch, or one to add to errno.h and 6 patches for 6 filesystems?), and
> (c) if one patch, who gets to shepherd it through?
> There's currently 6 filesystems that have the same #define. Move it
> into errno.h so it's defined in just one place.
> Signed-off-by: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>

Thanks for your patch!

> --- a/include/uapi/asm-generic/errno.h
> +++ b/include/uapi/asm-generic/errno.h
> @@ -98,6 +98,7 @@
>  #define        EINPROGRESS     115     /* Operation now in progress */
>  #define        ESTALE          116     /* Stale file handle */
>  #define        EUCLEAN         117     /* Structure needs cleaning */
> +#define        EFSCORRUPTED    EUCLEAN

I have two questions:
a) Why not use EUCLEAN everywhere instead?
    Having two different names for the same errno complicates grepping.
b) Perhaps both errors should use different values? Do they have the
   same semantics? I'm not a fs developer, so this is a bit fuzzy to me.
   According to Documentation/, one seems to originate in mtd, the
   other in xfs.



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