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SubjectRe: ext2 anomaly when making filesystem?
On Sep 03, 2002  08:22 +0200, Ulrich Windl wrote:
> Being curious, I dumped the metadata after creation and found some odd
> thing: For several allocation groups there was a gap in the free
> blocks. First I thought it is intentional; maybe to put administrative
> data in the moddle of the allocation group, but then I found that other
> groups had no such gap. I'll attach the dump at the end.
> If it's intentional, maybe add some documentation about the layout to
> the manual pages; if it's a bug, it would be nice to see it fixed.

It _is_ intentional. The groups which have a gap do not have a backup
superblock or group descriptor table.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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