Re: Version number policy!

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Mon Apr 08 2013 - 20:37:43 EST

On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 04:12:07PM -0700, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> I'm a FreeBSD user. I know what it's like to have an alternate, out of
> linux implementation of ext2/3 that doesn't implement all of the
> features.
> I also know what kinds of crap happens when you try mounting a more
> recent extX filesystem on an earlier kernel. Ie, it doesn't
> necessarily end well. :-)

There shouldn't be any crap; just a an error message indicating that
"the file system has features which this implementation doesn't
understand". At least, if the implementation was competently
coded.... (ext2/3/4 has feature bitmasks that make it very clear what
features are required so that an implementation can mount the file
system read/write or read/only).

- Ted
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