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


On Wednesday, January 09, 2002 07:25:26 PM +0300 Oleg Drokin
<green@namesys.com> wrote:

> Hello!
>
> On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:07:29AM -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 ;-)

>
>> understand it. Our policy should be to never require a progs update in a
>> stable kernel series (just like most stable parts of the kernel).
> We do not require progs upadte. But if someone will update their progs
> voluntarily, we cannot forbit them to! ;))
>

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

-chris

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