Re: [PATCH] ext2: No longer export ext2_fs.h to user space
From: Ted Ts'o
Date: Sat Mar 24 2012 - 17:52:34 EST
Note that we are planning on unexporting ext2_fs.h, and then utterly
removing it from the tree (with what fs/ext2 needs being moved to
Someone who was compiling "the latest version" of syslinux has
submitted a kernel bugzilla entry that this was breaking due to
ext2_fs.h using umode_t which was no longer being exported by the
kernel header files. Given that ext2_fs.h is about to go ***poof***
(Al already has the changes in his vfs git tree), I thought I should
give you a heads up....
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 05:55:34PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 09:13:31AM -0400, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:27:36AM +0100, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > Since the on-disk format has been stable for quite some time, users
> > > should either use the headers provided by libext2fs or keep a private
> > > copy of this header. For the full discussion, see this thread:
> > >
> > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/21/516
> > >
> > > While at it, this commit removes all __KERNEL__ guards, which are now
> > > unnecessary.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: Ted Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: Andreas Dilger <aedilger@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > Cc: linux-ext4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Acked-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
> > Thanks!!
> > Al, do you want to take this in the VFS tree, or do you want me to
> > carry this in the ext4 tree? Or Jan could carry it in the ext2 tree.
> > I don't really have strong feelings about who picks it up. I will if
> > no one else wants to...
> Applied. I'll probably add a followup moving most of that stuff to
> fs/ext2/ext2.h on top of that commit...
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