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    [PATCH] vfs: MS_VERBOSE should be MS_SILENT · 9b04c997
    Theodore Ts'o authored
    The meaning of MS_VERBOSE is backwards; if the bit is set, it really means,
    "don't be verbose".  This is confusing and counter-intuitive.
    In addition, there is also no way to set the MS_VERBOSE flag in the
    mount(8) program in util-linux, but interesting, it does define options
    which would do the right thing if MS_SILENT were defined, which
    unfortunately we do not:
    #ifdef MS_SILENT
      { "quiet",    0, 0, MS_SILENT    },   /* be quiet  */
      { "loud",     0, 1, MS_SILENT    },   /* print out messages. */
    So the obvious fix is to deprecate the use of MS_VERBOSE and replace it
    with MS_SILENT.
    Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>