> From: Martin Dalecki <email@example.com>
> The attached patch is fixing georgeous "backward compatibility"
> in the mount system command. It is removing two useless defines in
> the kernel headers and finally doubles the number of possible
> flags for the mount command.
> Please apply.
> You have it all backwards. Your patch halves the number of
> possible flags. The present kernel can use 32 (or 31) flags.
> @@ -1317,10 +1313,6 @@
> struct super_block *sb;
> int retval = 0;
> - /* Discard magic */
> - if ((flags & MS_MGC_MSK) == MS_MGC_VAL)
> - flags &= ~MS_MGC_MSK;
> /* Basic sanity checks */
> if (!dir_name || !*dir_name || !memchr(dir_name, 0, PAGE_SIZE))
> You see what this code does: if the top half has this old magic
> (as it has today in 100% of all Linux installations),
> then the top half is ignored.
> If the value is non-conventional, it can be used to mean something.
> Maybe you did not realize that mount still puts that value there?
Oops typo in find ./ ... grep on my side maybe?
Anyway at least the comment there is at best missleading...
> The mount we use today will be around for many years to come.
> This "discard magic" part cannot be removed within five years.
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