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Date:   Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:41:50 -0500
From:   Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
To:     Jeff Layton <jlayton@...nel.org>
Cc:     "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        dhowells@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] ext4: don't split xattr inode refcounts across
 i_ctime and i_version fields

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:09:03PM -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:
> 
> Wouldn't it have made more sense to just store it all in i_version field
> (like this patch makes it do)? If this breaks backward compatibility
> though, then I'm fine with just dropping the patch.

Yes, that part is there for compatibility for the deployed base
(Lustre Servers).

					- Ted

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