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Date:   Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:41:50 -0500
From:   Theodore Ts'o <>
To:     Jeff Layton <>
Cc:     "Darrick J. Wong" <>,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH] ext4: don't split xattr inode refcounts across
 i_ctime and i_version fields

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:09:03PM -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:
> Wouldn't it have made more sense to just store it all in i_version field
> (like this patch makes it do)? If this breaks backward compatibility
> though, then I'm fine with just dropping the patch.

Yes, that part is there for compatibility for the deployed base
(Lustre Servers).

					- Ted

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