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SubjectRe: [UPDATE] Directory index for ext2

The main problem I have with this is that e2fsck doesn't know how to
deal with it - at least I haven't found a version that will. This makes
it rather difficult to use, especially for your root fs.

And, since I used it, and have since stopped using it, I have a problem
in what all my disk free space disappears over a couple of days - I have
to run fsck to recover it, were it appears as deleted inodes with zero
dtime. I can't say for sure that the dir index stuff is at fault though.
I am currently using 2.4.6-pre3 without the dir patch installed. I am
using the grsecurity patch though.

I have just upgraded to e2fsprogs-1.21 in the hope of sorting it out. If
that fails I'll revert to a clean 2.4.6-pre kernel. Other ideas welcome.


On 31 May 2001 18:13:43 +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Changes:
> - Freshen to 2.4.5
> - EXT2_FEATURE_COMPAT_DIR_INDEX flag finalized
> - Break up ext2_add_entry for aesthetic reasons (Al Viro)
> - Handle more than 64K directories per directory (Andreas Dilger)
> - Bug fix: new inode no longer inherits index flag (Andreas Dilger)
> - Bug fix: correct handling of error on index create (Al Viro)
> To-Do:
> - More factoring of ext2_add_entry
> - Fall back to linear search in case of corrupted index
> - Finalize hash function

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