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Date:	Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:28:49 +0200
From:	Jean noel Cordenner <>
Cc:	Kalpak Shah <>,
	linux-ext4 <>,
	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] inode version updated patches

Mingming Cao a écrit :
> On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 21:26 +0530, Kalpak Shah wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have updated the inode version patches and below are the details:
>> 64-bit-i_version.patch which only replaces the 32-bit i_version field in
>> the generic inode with a 64-bit i_version field. The VFS-level updates
>> of the inode version are still in the i_version_update_vfs.patch and
>> this patch has been moved to the bottom of the patch series.
>> ext4_i_version_hi_2.patch was still using ei->i_fs_version instead of
>> inode->i_version. I have corrected this patch.
>> Also there were whitespace problems in i_version_hi.patch.
>> I am also attaching a ext4_no_version.patch which adds a "noversion"
>> mount option to disable inode version updates.
>> I am not sure why i_version needs to be updated in VFS since it is being
>> updated in ext4_mark_iloc_dirty().
> Yes I think we can remove the inode version update in VFS patch. So I am
> going to drop the patch 5/6.  Jean Noel, if you disagree, please let me
> know.

I agree, the update of the i_version in the vfs are done in
simple_rename() , simple_link() , simple_unlink() , which are mainly 
used by fs/ramfs and fs/hugetlbfs. So I think if each fs can update the 
i_version, that will be good.

Jean noel
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