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SubjectRe: ext3 for pre7 ?
"J . A . Magallon" wrote:
>
> Hi.
>
> I have tried to adapt the ext3 patch for pre6 to pre7, but many things
> in the buffer and cache sections (vmscan.c and so on) have changed...
> I also saw in CVS that there have been changes to make it work on pre7.
> But I did not guess how to make a patch from CVS.
>
> Anyone out there has it ?

http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/x.patch.gz

> BTW: I see there are a bunch of chages in ext3 patch outside its own
> fs subtree (try_to_free_pages and so on). Why are not integrated in
> mainline ?

These changes are needed to support the ordering requirements
of ext3, and probably any other fs which performs data journalling.
They are not needed by any fs which is currently in the tree.
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