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    [PATCH] new helper: d_obtain_alias · 4ea3ada2
    Christoph Hellwig authored
    The calling conventions of d_alloc_anon are rather unfortunate for all
    users, and it's name is not very descriptive either.
    
    Add d_obtain_alias as a new exported helper that drops the inode
    reference in the failure case, too and allows to pass-through NULL
    pointers and inodes to allow for tail-calls in the export operations.
    
    Incidentally this helper already existed as a private function in
    libfs.c as exportfs_d_alloc so kill that one and switch the callers
    to d_obtain_alias.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAl Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
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