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    Subject[PATCH 20/20] Re: [2.6-BK-URL] NTFS 2.1.17 release
    This is patch 20/20 in the series.  It contains the following ChangeSet:

    <aia21@cantab.net> (04/08/18 1.1826)
    NTFS: 2.1.17 - Fix bugs in mount time error code paths.

    Signed-off-by: Anton Altaparmakov <aia21@cantab.net>

    Best regards,

    Anton
    --
    Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at cam.ac.uk> (replace at with @)
    Unix Support, Computing Service, University of Cambridge, CB2 3QH, UK
    Linux NTFS maintainer / IRC: #ntfs on irc.freenode.net
    WWW: http://linux-ntfs.sf.net/, http://www-stu.christs.cam.ac.uk/~aia21/

    ===================================================================

    diff -Nru a/Documentation/filesystems/ntfs.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/ntfs.txt
    --- a/Documentation/filesystems/ntfs.txt 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    +++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ntfs.txt 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    @@ -30,7 +30,7 @@
    support.

    For fault tolerance and raid support (i.e. volume and stripe sets), you can
    -use the kernel's Software RAID / MD driver. See section "Using Software RAID
    +use the kernel's Software RAID / MD driver. See section "Using Software RAID
    with NTFS" for details.


    @@ -64,14 +64,18 @@
    time find . -type f -exec md5sum "{}" \;
    run three times in sequence with each driver (after a reboot) on a 1.4GiB
    NTFS partition, showed the new driver to be 20% faster in total time elapsed
    - (from 9:43 minutes on average down to 7:53). The time spent in user space
    + (from 9:43 minutes on average down to 7:53). The time spent in user space
    was unchanged but the time spent in the kernel was decreased by a factor of
    2.5 (from 85 CPU seconds down to 33).
    -- The driver does not support short file names in general. For backwards
    +- The driver does not support short file names in general. For backwards
    compatibility, we implement access to files using their short file names if
    - they exist. The driver will not create short file names however, and a rename
    - will discard any existing short file name.
    + they exist. The driver will not create short file names however, and a
    + rename will discard any existing short file name.
    - The new driver supports exporting of mounted NTFS volumes via NFS.
    +- The new driver supports async io (aio).
    +- The new driver supports fsync(2), fdatasync(2), and msync(2).
    +- The new driver supports readv(2) and writev(2).
    +- The new driver supports access time updates (including mtime and ctime).


    Supported mount options
    @@ -273,6 +277,8 @@

    Note, a technical ChangeLog aimed at kernel hackers is in fs/ntfs/ChangeLog.

    +2.1.17:
    + - Fix bugs in mount time error code paths.
    2.1.16:
    - Implement access time updates (including mtime and ctime).
    - Implement fsync(2), fdatasync(2), and msync(2) system calls.
    diff -Nru a/fs/ntfs/ChangeLog b/fs/ntfs/ChangeLog
    --- a/fs/ntfs/ChangeLog 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    +++ b/fs/ntfs/ChangeLog 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    @@ -21,7 +21,7 @@
    - Enable the code for setting the NT4 compatibility flag when we start
    making NTFS 1.2 specific modifications.

    -2.1.17 - WIP.
    +2.1.17 - Fix bugs in mount time error code paths and other updates.

    - Implement bitmap modification code (fs/ntfs/bitmap.[hc]). This
    includes functions to set/clear a single bit or a run of bits.
    diff -Nru a/fs/ntfs/Makefile b/fs/ntfs/Makefile
    --- a/fs/ntfs/Makefile 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    +++ b/fs/ntfs/Makefile 2004-08-18 20:50:51 +01:00
    @@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
    index.o inode.o mft.o mst.o namei.o super.o sysctl.o unistr.o \
    upcase.o

    -EXTRA_CFLAGS = -DNTFS_VERSION=\"2.1.17-WIP\"
    +EXTRA_CFLAGS = -DNTFS_VERSION=\"2.1.17\"

    ifeq ($(CONFIG_NTFS_DEBUG),y)
    EXTRA_CFLAGS += -DDEBUG
    -
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