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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 3/3] Add timeout feature



On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 01:20:06PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I don't think the changelogs actually explained why this feature is
> being added?
> 
> Which userspace tools are expected to send these ioctls?  Something in
> util-linux?  dm-utils?  Are patches to those packages planned?

Currently the only surspace using freeze and thaw is xfs_freeze from
xfsprogs, which would work for various other filesystems that implement
->write_super_lockfs now instead of just XFS with patch 1.

The freeze stuff in this third patch isn't and won't be used by
xfs_freeze and doesn't make all that much sense (and we already had a
lot of previous discussion on this..)


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