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    [GFS2] Remove i_mode passing from NFS File Handle · 35dcc52e
    Wendy Cheng authored
    GFS2 has been passing i_mode within NFS File Handle. Other than the
    wrong assumption that there is always room for this extra 16 bit value,
    the current gfs2_get_dentry doesn't really need the i_mode to work
    correctly. Note that GFS2 NFS code does go thru the same lookup code
    path as direct file access route (where the mode is obtained from name
    lookup) but gfs2_get_dentry() is coded for different purpose. It is not
    used during lookup time. It is part of the file access procedure call.
    When the call is invoked, if on-disk inode is not in-memory, it has to
    be read-in. This makes i_mode passing a useless overhead.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarS. Wendy Cheng <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSteven Whitehouse <>