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Date:	Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:30:43 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: +	ext2-dont-inherit-inappropriate-inode-flags-from-parent.patch
 added	to -mm tree

On Jun 04, 2008  21:37 -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> +/* Flags that should be inherited by new inodes from their parent. */

This doesn't make things much better, unless it is just as a stop-gap
measure to get into the kernel while there is more discussion about which
flags need to be inherited...  Duane did mention follow-up patches, so
I have no real objection to this patch as-is, so long as we don't consider
the matter closed.

Minor nit - "EXT2_BTREE_FL" is the long-deprecated name for "EXT2_INDEX_FL",
so we may as well just avoid it entirely here.

Yes, this patch avoids a few more of the cases that are bad, but will
again be incorrect as soon as some new flag enters use.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

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