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Date:   Wed,  7 Mar 2018 21:53:38 -0800
From:   Tyson Nottingham <>
        Tyson Nottingham <>
Subject: [PATCH 3/3] ext4: don't show data=<mode> option if defaulted

Previously, mount -l would show data=<mode> even if the ext4 default
journaling mode was being used. Change this to be consistent with the
rest of the options.

Ext4 already did the right thing when the journaling mode being used
matched the one specified in the superblock's default mount options. The
reason it failed to do the right thing for the ext4 defaults is that,
when set, they were never included in sbi->s_def_mount_opt (unlike the
superblock's defaults, which were).

Signed-off-by: Tyson Nottingham <>


(Without any default journaling mode configured in superblock or mount
option, ext4 will use its own default, which is ordered in this case.)

$ sudo mount -o loop=$(losetup -f) image.ext4 mnt
$ grep data /proc/fs/ext4/loop0/options
$ mount -l | grep image
/home/tgnottingham/image.ext4 on /home/tgnottingham/mnt type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)

data=ordered is still displayed, even though the ext4 default was used.


$ sudo mount -o loop=$(losetup -f) image.ext4 mnt
$ grep data /proc/fs/ext4/loop0/options
$ mount -l | grep image
/home/tgnottingham/image.ext4 on /home/tgnottingham/mnt type ext4 (rw,relatime)

data=ordered is not displayed, since it was the default.

tgnottingham@...nel-dev:~$ sudo mount -o loop=$(losetup -f),data=journal image.ext4 mnt
$ grep data /proc/fs/ext4/loop0/options
$ mount -l | grep image
/home/tgnottingham/image.ext4 on /home/tgnottingham/mnt type ext4 (rw,relatime,nodelalloc,data=journal)

data=journal is displayed, since it was not the default.

Default mount options stored in superblock were tested but not shown.

 fs/ext4/super.c | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
index 7437ed0..7fbe7f4 100644
--- a/fs/ext4/super.c
+++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
@@ -4091,10 +4091,13 @@ static int ext4_fill_super(struct super_block *sb, void *data, int silent)
 		 * cope, else JOURNAL_DATA
 		if (jbd2_journal_check_available_features
-		    (sbi->s_journal, 0, 0, JBD2_FEATURE_INCOMPAT_REVOKE))
+		    (sbi->s_journal, 0, 0, JBD2_FEATURE_INCOMPAT_REVOKE)) {
 			set_opt(sb, ORDERED_DATA);
-		else
+			sbi->s_def_mount_opt |= EXT4_MOUNT_ORDERED_DATA;
+		} else {
 			set_opt(sb, JOURNAL_DATA);
+			sbi->s_def_mount_opt |= EXT4_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA;
+		}

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