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Date:	Wed, 13 Dec 2006 17:08:34 -0700
From:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: Ext4 devel interlock meeting minutes (Dec. 13 2006)

On Dec 13, 2006  15:42 -0800, AVANTIKA R. MATHUR wrote:
> - Change Attribute:   
>  -- Andreas asked the bull team why a new field in the inode is 
> necessary rather than using the i_version field, and also mentioned that 
> all code changes can be in mark_inode_dirty.   
>  -- The ctime cannot be used for the change attribute because if the 
> server clock is incorrect, the ctime can go backwards in time.
>  -- semantics needed: nfsv4 and bull team require 32 bits, clusterfs 
> needs 64 bits.

Minor clarification.  Bull patch for NFSv4 only uses 32 bits, but apparently
the NFSv4 spec calls for 64 bits.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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