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Re: [PATCH, RFC] - remove mountpoint UUID code

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] - remove mountpoint UUID code
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 22:09:02 -0500
Cc: nscott@xxxxxxxxxx, xfs-oss <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 07:09:56AM +1100, nscott@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> I don't have any immediate plans.  I can imagine it could be used to
>> stitch parts of the namespace together in a filesystem that supports
>> multiple devices (in a chunkfs kinda way) ... or maybe more simply
>> just an in-filesystem auto-mounter.  *shrug*.  But its there, the tools
>> support it (once again, I didn't see a userspace patch - hohum), so I
>> would vote for leaving it in its current form so some enterprising,
>> constructive young coder can try to make something useful from it
>> at some point.  :)
> That kind of automounter really doesn't belong into the low-level
> filesystem.  If we really wanted it it would go into the VFS, storing
> the uuid or other identifier for the mountpoint in an xattr.  This is
> really just dead junk that should go away.

Can I get a yea or nay on this from sgi, then?


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