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Date:	Wed, 4 Jun 2008 22:37:03 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: + ext2-dont-inherit-inappropriate-inode-flags-from-parent.patch
 added to -mm tree

On Wed, 04 Jun 2008 23:30:43 -0600 Andreas Dilger <> wrote:

> 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.

ah, OK, thanks.  I'll drop them again pending finalisation of all this.
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