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Date:	Wed, 07 Mar 2012 10:01:34 +0100
From:	Bernd Schubert <>
To:	Ted Ts'o <>
CC:,,, Fan Yong <>,,,
	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5 2/4] Return 32/64-bit dir name hash according to usage

On 03/06/2012 04:15 PM, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 10:59:55AM +0100, Bernd Schubert wrote:
>> Arg, my bad, I introduced this issue when I converted from f_flags
>> to f_mode, seems I forgot all of those above :(
>> Hrm, I thought I had tested sufficiently, but obviously I did not :(
>> Here's the test tool.
>> While quickly looking, I think it only affects NFSv2, which I think
>> I indeed didn't test. I only run tests for 32 bit and 64-bit user
>> space and NFSv3. But yes, NFSv2 is an important test too. Not sure
>> if I will find time for that today.
> I think the problem case to worry about would have been on a 32-bit
> NFS server (think embedded/bookshelf NAS servers) and NFSv3, since
> that's where the inconsistency would have meant that hash2pos would
> use the 32-bit codepath, but pos2maj_hash would use the 64-bit
> codepath, and so then...  kablooey.
>> Will send an updated version later on.
> If it's just those changes, no worries, as I've already fixed up the
> f_flags vs. f_mode issue in my copy of the patches.
> Let me know if there are any other changes that you'd like to make or
> issues that you've spotted.

Ted, thanks a bunch! I really will try to be more careful updating 
patches next time. And during the next days I'm also going to review the 
patches again, at least I hope I find the time for that while being on 

Thanks again,
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