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Re: REVIEW: 980021 - fix up noattr2 mount option

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: REVIEW: 980021 - fix up noattr2 mount option
From: Timothy Shimmin <tes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 10:39:57 +1000
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 03:29:33PM +1000, Timothy Shimmin wrote:
Hi there,

Mounting noattr2 in xfs fails to achieve anything AFAICT -
and it certainly doesn't do anything useful.

The patch looks correct in that it turns off attr2 when using the mount
option now.  But the real question is why do we even need this option at

Good question.
I guess I just feel with the problems we've had with attr2 so far,
I feel it would be good to have an easy way to to go back if needed
at this point (and the option is there though busted).
Ideally, there would be no attr1 and no option to go back required.


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