Re: [PATCH] new quota code

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Mon Jul 07 2003 - 18:02:42 EST

Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> ChangeSet 1.1059, 2003/07/07 17:01:15-03:00,
> [PATCH] new quota code
> Okay, here's the quota patch. Basically all changes are from Jan Kara
> and I backport them from 2.5. The 32bit quota code has been shipped
> by the commercial vendors ever since they used Linux 2.4 and this
> particular codebase with backwards compatiblity support is around
> in the 2.5, the XFS tree, -ac and -aa for a long time. The only
> change over that version is that support for the old 16bit quota
> format and the old quotactl ABI is enabled unconditionally, i.e.
> there's no way to render your system unusable by wrong make config
> choices [1].
> [1] This also mean completely dropping support for the interim ABI
> used in the early 32bit quota patches as it's mutally incompatible
> to the old ABI. But we never ever shipped that in any mainline kernels
> so there's no problem.

"no problem" being defined here as "multiple vendors shipped it but I
don't care", right?

Why do we need a third (fourth?) 2.4 quota abi/api floating around?


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