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SubjectRe: Updated ext4 patches for 2.6.18-rc6
On Sep 08, 2006  18:13 +0200, Alexandre Ratchov wrote:
> there are 2 more patches:
>
> * ext4_remove_relative_block_numbers:
>
> use 48bit absolute block numbers instead of mixed relative/absolute block
> numbers. This is simpler and seems to fix issues with large file systems.
>
> * ext4_allow_larger_descriptor_size:
>
> allow larger block group descriptors: this patch will allow to add new
> features that need more space in the block descriptor.

Hmm, I'm a bit confused. If we are adding larger block group descriptors,
why wouldn't we put 32-bit "high" block numbers into the larger descriptor
space? That could be part of the INCOMPAT_64BIT support.

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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