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Date:   Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:56:52 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:     David Howells <>
Cc:     Alexander Viro <>,
        Linux FS Devel <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fs: VALIDATE_FS_PARSER should default to n

Hi David,

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 1:54 PM Geert Uytterhoeven <> wrote:
> CONFIG_VALIDATE_FS_PARSER is a debugging tool to check that the parser
> tables are vaguely sane.  It was set to default to 'Y' for the moment to
> catch errors in upcoming fs conversion development.
> Make sure it is not enabled by default in the final release of v5.1.
> Fixes: 31d921c7fb969172 ("vfs: Add configuration parser helpers")
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>

Final release of v5.1 is imminent.

> --- a/fs/Kconfig
> +++ b/fs/Kconfig
> @@ -10,7 +10,6 @@ config DCACHE_WORD_ACCESS
>         bool "Validate filesystem parameter description"
> -       default y
>         help
>           Enable this to perform validation of the parameter description for a
>           filesystem when it is registered.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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