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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block drivers/block: Use octal not symbolic permissions
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On Wed, 2018-05-23 at 15:27 -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 5/23/18 2:05 PM, Joe Perches wrote:
> > Convert the S_<FOO> symbolic permissions to their octal equivalents as
> > using octal and not symbolic permissions is preferred by many as more
> > readable.
> >
> > see: https://lkml.org/lkml/2016/8/2/1945
> >
> > Done with automated conversion via:
> > $ ./scripts/checkpatch.pl -f --types=SYMBOLIC_PERMS --fix-inplace <files...>
> >
> > Miscellanea:
> >
> > o Wrapped modified multi-line calls to a single line where appropriate
> > o Realign modified multi-line calls to open parenthesis
>
> Honestly, I see this as pretty needless churn.

btw:

There is currently a mixture of symbolic and octal
permissions uses in block and drivers/block

ie: 94 octal and 146 symbolic uses.

If this is applied, all would become octal.

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