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Bug#956877: release-notes: Upgrade from XFS removes mount option "barrier|nobarrier"

Miguel Figueiredo wrote:
> Às 21:43 de 13/03/21, Paul Gevers escreveu:
> [...]
>> +      The XFS file system has removed the <literal>barrier</literal>
>> +      and <literal>nobarrier</literal> mount options.
> How about: The mount options were removed from the XFS file system ?

Oh, yes, it's true that it was the developers who did the removing,
not the software... but phrasing it like that makes it sound as if we
were talking about one particular XFS-formatted partition that was at
some point given different options in /etc/fstab.  How about:

          Support for the <literal>barrier</literal> and
          <literal>nobarrier</literal> mount options has been removed
	  from the XFS file system.

(Or we could even just say

          The XFS file system no longer supports the <literal>barrier</literal>
          and <literal>nobarrier</literal> mount options.

except that when I go and look at the context I see this is more or
less identical to the title line, so no, don't use that.)
JBR	with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
	sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package

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