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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] block drivers/block: Use octal not symbolic permissions

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.

Jens Axboe

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