[vbox-dev] Modifications for kernel 2.6.36

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Tue Aug 17 06:51:03 GMT 2010


On Monday 16 August 2010, walt wrote:
> There is another bit of breakage coming from include/linux/fs.h because the
> super_operations structure has changed.  'clear_inode' has been replaced by
> 'evict_inode':
> commit 5f248c9c251c60af3403902b26e08de43964ea0b
> Author: Linus Torvalds
> Date:   Tue Aug 10 11:26:52 2010 -0700
>      Merge branch 'for-linus' of
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs-2.6

thanks for the hint. We will provide a proper patch soon.

> BTW, what is the significance of the leading dot in the variable name
> .clear_inode? I don't recall seeing that before (vfsmod.c:400).

the leading dot is a gcc extension which allows to set a dedicated
member of a struct/class/union.

Kind regards,

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