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Re: rfc: drop support for historic fs formats from xfsprogs

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: rfc: drop support for historic fs formats from xfsprogs
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 13:41:24 +1100
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20120207182902.GA22486@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20120207182902.GA22486@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 01:29:02PM -0500, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> While doing a lot of xfs_repair work I noticed that there's a lot of
> effort spent on handling historic filesystem features.  The two that
> make my life in repair hard are mostly:
> 
>  - unaligned inodes
>  - dirv1
> 
> none of which every made it to production on Linux.  I'd like to suggest
> to drop support for old filesystem features before a certain cut off
> date after we release the currently pending xfsprogs 3.1.8 release.

That seems like a good idea to me - less code to support in future,
and I'd say taht code is rarely, if ever, tested to work these days.

Cheers,

Dave.
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Dave Chinner
david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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