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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.10 + ext3
On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 08:45:22PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 02:06:05AM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > > We'll merge ext3 soon enough.. As RH seems to start using it more and
> > > more, there's more reason to merge it into the standard kernel too.
> > >
> > > So don't worry. It will happen.

Speaking of ext3 and 2.4.10, do you have an idea when you could
get an updated ext3 patch for 2.4.10? I tried applying the latest
0.9.9 patch to 2.4.10-pre12, fixing the rejections by hand, but
the result was an oops when fsck.ext3 ran on boot.

The biggest problem was with the changes in mm/vmscan.c - I added
try_to_release_page(), and replaced the only call to
try_to_free_buffers() that I found (as the patch did). All the
other rejections were one liners.

I've seen reports of ext3 working with the vmscan.c hunk ignored
- is this a reasonable approach?

Thanks for any assistance,
Simon Fowler

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