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SubjectRe: some curiosities on the filesystems layout in kernel config
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On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 01:00:40 EST, "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@mindspring.com>  said:

> 2) shouldn't ext3 depend on ext2?

No, because somebody might want ext3 only, and have no intention or
desire to mount a filesystem in ext2 mode. Everything on this laptop
is ext3...

> 3) currently, since quotas are only supported for ext2, ext3 and
> reiserfs, shouldn't quotas depend on at least one of those
> being selected?

Because if we did that, we'd be setting ourselves up for a mess when
fs/xfs/xfs_qm.c eventually shows up - like it already has ;)

Also, from my (possibly incorrect) reading of kernel/sys.c and
fs/quota.c, there won't be a sys_quotactl() in the kernel. As a
result, if you have users who have 'quota -v' in their .login, things
might get interesting. So you might want a config where the quota
system call is there, even if it doesn't do anything incredibly
useful...

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Valdis Kletnieks
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
Virginia Tech

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