Re: -- END OF BLOCK -- (fwd)

Marcelo Tosatti (
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 14:12:30 -0300 (BRT)

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 10:08:02AM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > The quota code you have in -ac is new Jan Kara's stuff (which supports
> > both formats, etc) plus the ext3 deadlock avoidance and the compat stuff ?
> >
> > Christoph, for what reason have you removed the ext3 deadlock avoidance
> > patches? And also, what else have you changed wrt originals Jan code ?
> Umm, I didn't not remove anything. I backported Jan's code from 2.5
> long ago and resynched with 2.5 from time to time. I sent this code
> to Alan and Andrea for -aa and -ac and now sent it to you with the
> changes you requested (make the old quota format and userland ABI
> compiled in unconditionally.)
> Now it seems Alan merged other stuff without telling the person
> who send him the original patch, thus -ac seems to have code the
> XFS tree and -aa don't have.
> I've now extracted the ext3 quota changes from -ac for you. Note
> that their only relation of them to the new quota code is that
> the patch is ontop of it and thus takes it into account, the problem
> is an old one.
> Here's the patch, probably the last 2.4 patch from me if we really
> want to play the hot potatoe game.
> > Lets have -pre6 soon to fix up this mess (which is causing DEADLOCKS), ok?
> s/cause/not fix existing/
> p.s. yes, the patch is more ugly than anything I'd usually submit.
> but it's not mine and I don't have any interest in it. merge it asis
> or clean it up yourself - I don't care anymore.

Thanks a lot for the patch. Its applied.
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