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Date:   Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:50:27 -0800
From:   Eric Biggers <>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <>
        Theodore Ts'o <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 04/12] fat: only specify I_DIRTY_TIME when needed in

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 11:52:01AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 08, 2021 at 11:58:55PM -0800, Eric Biggers wrote:
> > +	if ((flags & S_VERSION) && inode_maybe_inc_iversion(inode, false))
> > +		dirty_flags |= I_DIRTY_SYNC;
> fat does not support i_version updates, so this bit can be skipped.

Is that really the case?  Any filesystem (including fat) can be mounted with
"iversion", which causes SB_I_VERSION to be set.

A lot of filesystems (including fat) don't store i_version to disk, but it looks
like it will still get updated in-memory.  Could anything be relying on that?

- Eric

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