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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] Re: [RFC] ext2_new_block() behaviour
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Stephen, you write:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 05:31:12PM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
> > BTW, what inumber do you want for whiteouts? IIRC, we decided to use
> > the same entry type as UFS does (14), but I don't remember what was
> > the decision on inumber. UFS uses 1 for them, is it OK with you?
>
> 0 is used for padding, so 1 makes sense, yes.

Sorry, but what are whiteouts? Inode 1 in ext2 is the bad blocks inode,
so it will never be used for a valid directory entry, but depending on
what it is we may want to make sure e2fsck is OK with it as well.

Cheers, Andreas
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\ would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"
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