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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/4] FS: userspace notification of errors
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > The "unclean" term doesn't seem a good fit. It usually means "has
    > in-memory data which needs writing back". But here you've redefined
    > "unclean" to mean "got an IO error" or "detected metadata
    > inconsistency", or perhaps "dunno, please run fsck to find out". This
    > all should be spelled out in exacting detail and thought about, please.

    I agree. "unclean" (or "dirty") should be reserved for indicating
    that the filesystem has been modified, that is, files written to etc.

    Use another term like "fault" or "error"?

    -- Jamie


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