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Date:	Tue, 22 Jan 2008 18:17:08 -0500
From:	Theodore Tso <tytso@....EDU>
Subject: [PATCH, RFC] Add new "development flag" to the ext4 filesystem

As discussed on RFC, this flag is simply a generic "this is a
crash/burn test filesystem" marker.  If it is set, then filesystem
code which is "in development" will be allowed to mount the
filesystem.  Filesystem code which is not considered ready for
prime-time will check for this flag, and if it is not set, it will
refuse to touch the filesystem.

As we start rolling ext4 out to distro's like Fedora, et. al, this
makes it less likely that a user might accidentally start using ext4
on a production filesystem; a bad thing, since that will essentially
make it be unfsckable until e2fsprogs catches up.

						- Ted

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