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    SubjectRe: [NFS] What's slated for inclusion in 2.6.24-rc1 from the NFS client git tree...
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    On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 12:59 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > On Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:16:03 -0400
    > Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@fys.uio.no> wrote:
    >
    > > > >
    > > > > That would be perfect. It can even be in non-legacy mode by default,
    > > > > just as long as you can go back to the old behaviour when/if you run
    > > > > into a non-LFS application.
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > Wouldn't a mount option be better?
    > >
    > > I suppose that might be OK if you know that the 32-bit legacy
    > > applications will only touch one or two servers, but that sounds like a
    > > niche thing.
    > >
    > > On the downside, forcing all those people who have portable 64-bit aware
    > > applications to upgrade their version of mount just in order to have
    > > stat64() work correctly seems unnecessarily complicated. I'd prefer not
    > > to have to do that unless someone comes up with a good reason why we
    > > must.
    >
    > Confused. You don't need to modify mount(8) when adding a new mount option?

    Prior to 2.6.22, the 'mount' program used a binary blob for passing the
    NFS mount options to the kernel.
    It is only very recently that we have started doing in-kernel parsing of
    text strings, and in order to make use of that, people will need to
    upgrade to the latest version of nfs-utils.

    Trond

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