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From: Chris Mason <chris.mason <at> fusionio.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] btrfs-progs: require mkfs -f force option to overwrite filesystem or partition table
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.file-systems.btrfs
Date: Thursday 14th February 2013 20:23:24 UTC (over 4 years ago)
On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:30:03AM -0700, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> The core of this is shamelessly stolen from xfsprogs.
> 
> Use blkid to detect an existing filesystem or partition
> table on any of the target devices.  If something is found,
> require the '-f' option to overwrite it, hopefully avoiding
> disaster due to mistyped devicenames, etc.

So, this has always been the one thing I didn't want to steal from XFS.
I don't have a good reason though, and it seems like it is time to bring
this in.

Just to get back at you though, I'll turn on an incandescent light bulb
every time I have to use -f.

-chris
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