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Re: [Announce] XFS 1.1 Prerelease 2 available for testing

To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Announce] XFS 1.1 Prerelease 2 available for testing
From: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 10:47:15 -0800
Cc: Tony Gale <gale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Florin Andrei <florin@xxxxxxx>, Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> ...
>  - sometimes the core kernel really should be changed.  An example
>    is the missing export of block_flushpage in pre-2.4.18 kernels
>    (or 2.5) - JFS works around this in a way I absoloutly don't like.

That's dumb.  They should just export the damn thing and argue
the case.  The block_flushpage and block_truncate_page functions
need to become address_space operations, in fact.

ext3 probably changed more stuff in the core kernel than
XFS does.  But those changes made sense and were, ahem,
skilfully explained to Linus :)


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