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Date:	Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:08:23 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
To:	Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
Cc:	linux-ext4 List <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
	Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] ext4: Deprecate data=journal mount option

On 2011-08-11, at 9:01 AM, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jun 2011, Lukas Czerner wrote:
>> Data journalling mode (data=journal) is known to be neglected by
>> developers and only minority of people is actually using it. This
>> mode is also less tested than the other two modes by the developers.
>> 
>> This creates a dangerous combination, because the option which seems
>> *safer* is actually less safe the others. So this commit adds a warning
>> message in case that data=journal mode is used, so the user is informed
>> that the mode might be removed in the future.
> 
> Any comments on this ? Is that feasible to remove is someday ?

I'm less in favour of removing data=journal.  Jan made some fixes to
data=journal mode in the last few weeks, which means that people are
still using this.

>> Signed-off-by: Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
>> ---
>> fs/ext4/super.c |    5 +++++
>> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>> 
>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
>> index 9ea71aa..9d189cf 100644
>> --- a/fs/ext4/super.c
>> +++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
>> @@ -1631,6 +1631,11 @@ static int parse_options(char *options, struct super_block *sb,
>> 			sbi->s_min_batch_time = option;
>> 			break;
>> 		case Opt_data_journal:
>> +			ext4_msg(sb, KERN_WARNING,
>> +				 "Using data=journal may be removed in the "
>> +				 "future. Please, contact "
>> +				 "linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org if you are "
>> +				 "using this feature.");
>> 			data_opt = EXT4_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA;
>> 			goto datacheck;
>> 		case Opt_data_ordered:
>> 
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Cheers, Andreas





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