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Date:	Wed, 24 Oct 2007 23:00:43 +0530
From:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Enable delalloc and mballoc by default.

Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> @@ -1279,6 +1280,9 @@ clear_qf_name:
>>  		case Opt_delalloc:
>>  			set_opt (sbi->s_mount_opt, DELALLOC);
>>  			break;
> If delalloc, mballoc, extents are the new defaults, is there a reason to
> keep them as options?  When would you need to specify -o extents, now,
> for example?  (though my brain is fuzzy today, maybe I'm missing
> something)  If this were not a filesystem ending in "dev" I could see
> keeping it for compatibility with existing fstabs....

Most of the  options have the <option> no<option> pairs. I guess we would
need it so that kernel won't throw the error "Unrecognized mount option "

I am also not sure whether we will have the above patch merged upstream
when we push mballoc and delalloc. 

>> +		case Opt_nodelalloc:
>> +			clear_opt (sbi->s_mount_opt, DELALLOC);
>> +			break;
>>  		case Opt_mballoc:
>>  			set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, MBALLOC);
>>  			break;
>> @@ -1824,6 +1828,8 @@ static int ext4_fill_super (struct super_block *sb, void *data, int silent)
>>  	 * User -o noextents to turn it off
>>  	 */
> I'd either update this comment ^^^^ or remove it, I think.

I will remove it. Anybody reading the kernel code should be able to figure it out.

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