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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] Re: [RFC] file extents for EXT3
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 08:53:28 -0400 Jeff Garzik <> wrote:

| Alex Tomas wrote:
| > hello all!
| >
| > there are several problems with old good method ext2/ext3
| > use to store map of block for an inode. for example, ext3's
| > truncate is quite slow. I think extents could solve this
| > and some other troubles. so ...
| >
| >
| > in fact, design is taken from htree modern ext2/ext3 uses. in constrast with
| > htree, it isn't backward-compatible.
| Neat. I really like extents, and think this is the best long-term
| approach. Apparently the ext3 maintainers do, too, because tytso/sct's
| "ext roadmap" paper publishing a while ago describes extents, too. (I
| wish I had a URL for that)

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