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    SubjectRe: [RFC] ext3 freeze feature
    On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:42:30PM +0900, Takashi Sato wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > >I am also wondering whether we should have system call(s) for these:
    > >
    > >On Jan 25, 2008 12:59 PM, Takashi Sato <t-sato@yk.jp.nec.com> wrote:
    > >>+ case EXT3_IOC_FREEZE: {
    > >
    > >>+ case EXT3_IOC_THAW: {
    > >
    > >And just convert XFS to use them too?
    >
    > I think it is reasonable to implement it as the generic system call, as you
    > said.
    > Does XFS folks think so?

    Given that XFS has implemented the ioctls for such a long time it might
    make more sense to simply move the ioctl implementation to fs/ioctl.c
    so it applies to all filesystem. No need to add a new syscall when the
    equivalent-functionality ioctls have to be supported forever anyway.


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