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Re: fs-independent quotas

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 02:54:59PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> I don't understand this. The compat code (if any) is in the kernel.
> And there's a whole class of compat code (type size change, or adding an
> optional field) don't exist with a text-based format.

If you promise to keep the contents of the dictionary the same or only add
optional fields you are right. But seeing how things like the envsys
dictionaries evolved over time, this is in general unlikely.

> Having done both, working with a dictionnary is no more error
> prone than structure convertion IMHO.

Having done both too, I disagree ;-)


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