Commit 010f5a21 authored by Jeff Mahoney's avatar Jeff Mahoney Committed by Linus Torvalds

reiserfs: remove link detection code

Early in the reiserfs xattr development, there was a plan to use
hardlinks to save disk space for identical xattrs.  That code never
materialized and isn't going to, so this patch removes the detection
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff Mahoney <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent ec6ea56b
......@@ -432,7 +432,6 @@ reiserfs_xattr_set(struct inode *inode, const char *name, const void *buffer,
if (buffer && buffer_size)
xahash = xattr_hash(buffer, buffer_size);
dentry = get_xa_file_dentry(inode, name, flags);
if (IS_ERR(dentry)) {
err = PTR_ERR(dentry);
......@@ -441,18 +440,6 @@ reiserfs_xattr_set(struct inode *inode, const char *name, const void *buffer,
REISERFS_I(inode)->i_flags |= i_has_xattr_dir;
/* we need to copy it off.. */
if (dentry->d_inode->i_nlink > 1) {
err = reiserfs_xattr_del(inode, name);
if (err < 0)
goto out;
/* We just killed the old one, we're not replacing anymore */
if (flags & XATTR_REPLACE)
flags &= ~XATTR_REPLACE;
goto open_file;
/* Resize it so we're ok to write there */
newattrs.ia_size = buffer_size;
newattrs.ia_valid = ATTR_SIZE | ATTR_CTIME;
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