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@@ -34,8 +34,8 @@ FOO_I(inode) (see in-tree filesystems for examples).
Make them ->alloc_inode and ->destroy_inode in your super_operations.
-Keep in mind that now you need explicit initialization of private data -
-typically in ->read_inode() and after getting an inode from new_inode().
+Keep in mind that now you need explicit initialization of private data
+typically between calling iget_locked() and unlocking the inode.
At some point that will become mandatory.
@@ -173,10 +173,10 @@ should be a non-blocking function that initializes those parts of a
newly created inode to allow the test function to succeed. 'data' is
passed as an opaque value to both test and set functions.
-When the inode has been created by iget5_locked(), it will be returned with
-the I_NEW flag set and will still be locked. read_inode has not been
-called so the file system still has to finalize the initialization. Once
-the inode is initialized it must be unlocked by calling unlock_new_inode().
+When the inode has been created by iget5_locked(), it will be returned with the
+I_NEW flag set and will still be locked. The filesystem then needs to finalize
+the initialization. Once the inode is initialized it must be unlocked by
+calling unlock_new_inode().
The filesystem is responsible for setting (and possibly testing) i_ino
when appropriate. There is also a simpler iget_locked function that