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Date:   Sun, 29 Oct 2023 15:54:52 +0800
From:   Ian Kent <>
To:     Christian Brauner <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>
        Bill O'Donnell <>
Subject: Re: [GIT PULL for v6.7] autofs updates

On 27/10/23 22:33, Christian Brauner wrote:
> Hey Linus,
> /* Summary */
> This ports autofs to the new mount api. The patchset has existed for
> quite a while but never made it upstream. Ian picked it back up.
> This also fixes a bug where fs_param_is_fd() was passed a garbage
> param->dirfd but it expected it to be set to the fd that was used to set
> param->file otherwise result->uint_32 contains nonsense. So make sure
> it's set.
> One less filesystem using the old mount api. We're getting there, albeit
> rather slow. The last remaining major filesystem that hasn't converted
> is btrfs. Patches exist - I even wrote them - but so far they haven't
> made it upstream.

Yes, looks like about 39 still to be converted.

Just for information, excluding btrfs, what would you like to see as the

priority for conversion (in case me or any of my colleagues get a chance

to spend a bit more time on it)?


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