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Re: [PATCH 1/3] quota: Add a new quotactl command Q_XGETQSTATV

To: Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] quota: Add a new quotactl command Q_XGETQSTATV
From: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:39:04 -0500
Cc: Rich Johnston <rjohnston@xxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@xxxxxxxxxx>, Abhijith Das <adas@xxxxxxxxxx>
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On Tue, 2013-08-13 at 23:22 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> Hi,
>   Neither me nor linux-fsdevel has been CCed on this change. Please do that


All the CC in the email you got were from my original email. I did CC
you and linux-fsdevel when I sent this patchset a week ago

I am confused on what happened and how you didn't get the original
email. Just now I checked linux-fsdevel archive. I do not see it there
either. Bizarre. (May be something wrong in the way I used


> next time. Now looking into the patch in xfs mailing list archive I have
> one comment: You declare:
> struct fs_quota_statv {
>       __s8                    qs_version;     /* version for future changes */
>       __u8                    qs_pad1;        /* pad for 16bit alignment */
>       __u16                   qs_flags;       /* FS_QUOTA_.* flags */
>       __u32                   qs_incoredqs;   /* number of dquots incore */
>       struct fs_qfilestatv    qs_uquota;      /* user quota information */
>       struct fs_qfilestatv    qs_gquota;      /* group quota information */
>       struct fs_qfilestatv    qs_pquota;      /* project quota information */
>       __s32                   qs_btimelimit;  /* limit for blks timer */
>       __s32                   qs_itimelimit;  /* limit for inodes timer */
>       __s32                   qs_rtbtimelimit;/* limit for rt blks timer */
>       __u16                   qs_bwarnlimit;  /* limit for num warnings */
>       __u16                   qs_iwarnlimit;  /* limit for num warnings */
>       __u64                   qs_pad2[8];     /* for future proofing */
> };
> Now do you really need qs_pad2 field? Since the structure is properly
> versioned now, even its size can vary between versions, cannot it?

Yes, it can.

I added the pad based on Dave Chinner's suggestion:

> > Dave:
> > > > future enhancements, maybe we should add 64 bytes of empty
> > > > space at the end of the structure....
> > > Chandra:
> > > Since this version is fully backward compatible, I didn't think a 
> > > future pad was needed. Do you want me to add ?
> > Dave:
> > We only really need to change the structure version when we change
> > input parameters, the size or the shape of the structure being
> > passed in from userspace. If we add padding now, then we can expand
> > output of the call without needing to bump the version of the
> > structure. Old code simply won't know (or care) about the new output
> > in the region of the structure it considers empty padding....
> Chandra:
> Ok. I will all 64 bytes of additional padding at the end.
> Otherwise the patch looks fine.

His argument convinced me to add the padding. What do you think ?

>                                                               Honza

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