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Re: [PATCH] xfs_mkfs: wipe old signatures from the device

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] xfs_mkfs: wipe old signatures from the device
From: Chris Murphy <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:29:59 -0700
Cc: Karel Zak <kzak@xxxxxxxxxx>, Lukáš Czerner <lczerner@xxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, sandeen@xxxxxxxxxx, Zach Brown <zabrown@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-btrfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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In-reply-to: <20130213221720.GH26694@dastard>
References: <1360667215-14701-1-git-send-email-lczerner@xxxxxxxxxx> <20130212202753.GC26694@dastard> <20130213080154.GC18597@xxxxxxxxxxx> <alpine.LFD.2.00.1302131127070.2315@(none)> <20130213121655.GA7799@xxxxxxxxxxx> <20130213221720.GH26694@dastard>
On Feb 13, 2013, at 3:17 PM, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> it is the responsibility of filesystem
> tools to behave sanely, not for the rest of the world to have to
> work around the dangerous behaviour of a specific filesystems'
> toolset.

I appreciate this, and in particular that mkfs.xfs doesn't nerf a file system 
without the use of -f; even an existing XFS file system. Considering most data 
loss is user induced, I'd appreciate it if other file systems's tools weren't 
so easily made belligerent by (hopefully temporarily) confused apes wearing 
pants.

Chris Murphy
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