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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
Mike Snitzer wrote:
> Developers never _want_ to branch (maintenance-hell), the question
> becomes: do the risks associated with ext3-with-extents' backword
> incompatibility _really_ justify the branch?

It's also a question of... why keep adding modernizing features to
ext3, thus keeping it on life support, but just barely? If we are going
to modernize the _main Linux filesystem_, let's not do it in a way that
is slow, and ties our hands.


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