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Date:	Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:04:35 GMT
From:	bugzilla-daemon@...zilla.kernel.org
To:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [Bug 42986] ext2_fs.h requires undefined type umode_t

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42986


Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>  2012-03-24 14:04:34 ---
Why do you need ext2_fs.h?   We're planning on removing ext2_fs.h as an
exported header file very shortly (perhaps as soon as v3.4; it's already in Al
Viro's VFS git tree).

Ext 2/3/4 userspace programs ***really*** should be using libext2fs, and if for
some reason they don't want to do that, they can use the ext2_fs.h header file
that is shipped with e2fsprogs and libext2fs.

Programs written as much as 8 years ago and which used libext2fs generally were
able to support ext4 file systems have generally been able to support ext4;
that's one of the major reasons why I strongly suggest the use of that library,
instead of trying to use kernel header files to roll your own thing....

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