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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] [PATCH] UUID & volume labels support for reiserfs

On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:38:32AM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
> >> >> This should not be applied until an updated (non beta) reiserfsprogs
> >> >> package that supports these features has been released.
> >> > Hey, reserving some space in superblock won't hurt.
> >> Reserving it is fine ;-) Using it isn't a good idea until the progs
> > So we did it (reserved) ;)
> > We do not use it. (generating of UUID does not count)
> Yes, generating a uuid and storing in the super block counts as using the
> field ;-)
Does filling something with zeroes counts as "using the field"? ;)

> The point is that we should never add something to the kernel until our
> utils package understands it. Yes, this is a simple case, but if we want
In fact, current reiserfsprogs understands these fields (look into the the struct super_block definition in
reiserfsprogs). It just cannot change content of the fields.

> to call reiserfs stable, there are some basic rules we need to start
> following.

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