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Date:	Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:51:52 -0400
From:	Ted Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
To:	hpa@...or.com
Cc:	Al Viro <viro@...IV.linux.org.uk>,
	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...onic-design.de>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
	Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@...il.com>,
	Andreas Dilger <aedilger@...il.com>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext2: No longer export ext2_fs.h to user space

Peter,

Note that we are planning on unexporting ext2_fs.h, and then utterly
removing it from the tree (with what fs/ext2 needs being moved to
fs/ext2/ext2.h).

Someone who was compiling "the latest version" of syslinux has
submitted a kernel bugzilla entry that this was breaking due to
ext2_fs.h using umode_t which was no longer being exported by the
kernel header files.  Given that ext2_fs.h is about to go ***poof***
(Al already has the changes in his vfs git tree), I thought I should
give you a heads up....

					- Ted

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 05:55:34PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:13:31AM -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:27:36AM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > Since the on-disk format has been stable for quite some time, users
> > > should either use the headers provided by libext2fs or keep a private
> > > copy of this header. For the full discussion, see this thread:
> > > 
> > > 	https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/21/516
> > > 
> > > While at it, this commit removes all __KERNEL__ guards, which are now
> > > unnecessary.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@...onic-design.de>
> > > Cc: Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
> > > Cc: Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
> > > Cc: Ted Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
> > > Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@...il.com>
> > > Cc: Andreas Dilger <aedilger@...il.com>
> > > Cc: linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
> > 
> > Acked-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
> > 
> > Thanks!!
> > 
> > Al, do you want to take this in the VFS tree, or do you want me to
> > carry this in the ext4 tree?  Or Jan could carry it in the ext2 tree.
> > I don't really have strong feelings about who picks it up.  I will if
> > no one else wants to...
> 
> Applied.  I'll probably add a followup moving most of that stuff to
> fs/ext2/ext2.h on top of that commit...
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