Address_space_operations write_begin vs prepare_write ?

Saket Sinha saket.sinha89 at
Mon Jan 19 10:54:52 EST 2015

Hi Kunal,

Have a look at this which explains your question --

The kernel apis change might change from each version.

To keep a tap on them for your driver or the driver you are following, keep
looking at the changelogs that comes with each new kernel release version -

Saket Sinha

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:58 PM, Kunal Baweja <bawejakunal15 at>

> Hi, I am new to kernel coding and right now trying to implement address
> space operations on top of WrapFS. I noticed that the
> address_space_operations declaration has a field write_begin where I was
> expecting prepare_write. Is it just a change of name with newer versions of
> kernel or is there some significant change that has been made to it ?
> Thanks
> *Kunal Baweja*
> Undergraduate B.E. (Hons.) Computer Science
> Birla Institute Of Technology & Science, Pilani
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