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    SubjectRe: [NFS] What's slated for inclusion in 2.6.24-rc1 from the NFS client git tree...
    On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:43:04 +0200
    Pierre Ossman <drzeus-list@drzeus.cx> wrote:

    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:00:50 -0400
    > Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no> wrote:
    >
    > > On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 08:52 +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
    > > > On Wed, 03 Oct 2007 19:41:16 -0400
    > > > Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no> wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > We also have the 64-bit inode support from RedHat/Peter Staubach.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > As has been pointed[1] out[2], this will cause regressions for
    > > > non-LFS applications (of which there are still lots and lots). This
    > > > change should be in feature-removal (the "feature" being removed is
    > > > legacy support for non-LFS applications using NFS servers that make
    > > > full use of the protocol) and preferably accompanied with
    > > > appropriate user space changes (e.g. compatibility option in glibc).
    > > >
    > > > [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=241348
    > > > [2] http://marc.info/?l=linux-nfs&m=118701088726477&w=2
    > > >
    > > > Rgds
    > >
    > > How about a boot/module parameter to turn it on or off?
    > >
    >
    > That would be perfect. It can even be in non-legacy mode by default,
    > just as long as you can go back to the old behaviour when/if you run
    > into a non-LFS application.
    >

    Wouldn't a mount option be better?
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