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XFS status update for October 2012

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Subject: XFS status update for October 2012
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:13:28 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
October saw the merge of the XFS development tree for Linux 3.7 into
mainline as well as a few additional fixes for this new work.

Linux 3.7 will be a fairly boring release as far as XFS is concerned,
the biggest user visible changes are an intelligent implementation of
the lseek SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA calls, and finally the switch to use
the inode64 allocator by default.

The XFS development tree for Linux 3.8 started getting commits in
October as well, most notably a large cleanup of the periodic sync
code.

On the user space side we saw release candidate for the next releases
of the XFS tools.  For xfsprogs the 3.1.9-rc1 release brings various
fixes in xfs_repair, especially dealing with directories as well as
various improvements in xfs_db and mkfs.xfs, three new  commands for
xfs_io and a few user visible fixes to xfs_quota.  The xfsdump 3.1.1-rc1
release adds a German string translation and support for 32-bit project
IDs.  xfstests saw its usual stream of fixes, but also a new ext4-specific
test case and a switch to use the util-linux version of fstrim instead
of a bundled one.  All user space projects saw various improvements to
the build system.

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