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Date:	Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:49:12 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mke2fs: don't set root dir UID/GID automatically

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 09:32:02PM -0600, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Don't change the root directory's UID/GID automatically just because
> mke2fs was run as a non-root user.  This can be confusing for users,
> and is not flexible for non-root installation tools that need to
> create a filesystem with different ownership from the current user.
> Add the "-E root_owner[=uid:gid]" option to mke2fs so that the user
> and group can be explicitly specified for the root directory.  If
> the "=uid:gid" argument is not specified, the current UID and GID
> are extracted from the running process, as was done in the past.
> Signed-off-by: Andreas Dilger <>

Thanks, applied.

					- Ted
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