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Re: preparing a new xfsprogs release?

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: preparing a new xfsprogs release?
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:09:44 +1000
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 02:23:16AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 04:19:59PM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 01:08:28AM -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > We have the libxfs resync and a healthy amount of fixes in xfsprogs,
> > > what about cutting a release in about 1-2 weeks from now?
> > 
> > Probably a good idea.
> > 
> > Once it is release, I'll look at doing another kernel code sync -
> > this one will be a lot smaller than the last - and then we can start
> > adding all the new stuff we've got on top of it...
> I have a few things that I want to do to make syncs easier in the
> future:
>  - stop using the plain xfs.h include in userland, and use the same
>    includes as in kernel space.  This might require some new stub
>    headers and magic #include_next games in userland, but should really
>    ease our life there.
>  - split files only partially shared between kernel and userspace and
>    logical boundaries so that they can be shared 1:1.  My poster child
>    for that would be to split a xfs_busy_extent.c out of xfs_alloc.c.

Yes, definitely. I think the changes to the dir2 headers will make
things a lot easier in future, too, so further consolidation of the
kernel headers along those would be a good thing to do as well.

> But let's get this release out before starting major surgery.



Dave Chinner

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