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    SubjectRe: Quota patches
    hi Linus,

    On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 10:03:50AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >
    > On Thu, 23 May 2002, Jan Kara wrote:
    > > ... . If he has newer tools
    > > (<3.05) he has to decide depending on format he wants to use...
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    > This makes me pretty certain we just do not want to have the backwards-
    > compatibility layer in 2.5.x
    >
    > Are there _any_ reasons to use the old stuff, if the fix is just to
    > upgrade to a newer quota tool?

    Moving to newer interfaces implies use of the new ondisk format
    for the quota files (exclusively) - I'd imagine that's the main
    reason behind providing a choice. Whether or not that reason is
    sufficently compelling though... dunno. If one wanted to be able
    to switch between booting either 2.4 (unpatched) and 2.5+, and
    also maintain quota information on filestystems, then the choice
    would be useful in that situation.

    cheers.

    --
    Nathan
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