ext2/3 support file system labels and uuid's (different bz) which are useful for
specifying in fstab for mount.
Expected to fit in current on disk format in compatible fashion.
Defering to 5.3.
Now in upstream, changes required are trivial.
Can I have PM & devel ACKs please?
Updating PM score.
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We already has something similar to a label (the lock table) so we didn't add anything extra for that. We did add the UUID though since that was a new field in the super block.
This bug was for the kernel side of things, and the only change required was to add a field in the super block for the UUID. At a later date, the UUID was exported via sysfs and added to all uevent messages generated by the fs, but otherwise it is unused in the kernel as its mostly a userspace issue.
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