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

On Wednesday, January 09, 2002 07:44:30 PM +0300 Oleg Drokin
<> wrote:

> Does filling something with zeroes counts as "using the field"? ;)

We must be reading different versions of generate_random_uuid ;-)

>> 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.

/* Structure of super block on disk */
struct reiserfs_super_block
/* 0 */ struct reiserfs_super_block_v1 s_v1;
/* 76 */ char sb_mnt_version[16];
/* 92 */ char sb_mkfs_version[16];
/*108 */ char sb_fsck_version[16];
/*124 */ char sb_unused[204-16-16-16-SB_SIZE_V1] ;
/* zero filled by mkreiserfs */ };

Show me the part where it knows what a uuid is. It should at least be able
to show the uuid set by the kernel.

Please don't take this the wrong way, this is a good (and simple) patch
that adds a cool feature. We just need to do a better job of having the
utils support the features before sending the patch it. It does a better
job of proving we've tested the feature and that kernel patch fully meets
our needs.


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