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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/6] ext2 balloc: reset windowsz when full
On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 17:40 +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> ext2_new_blocks should reset the reservation window size to 0 when squeezing
> the last blocks out of an almost full filesystem, so the retry doesn't skip
> any groups with less than half that free, reporting ENOSPC too soon.

I realize this is a bug when I was looking at the code as well. I was
thinking we should not check for whether the window size is less than
the free blocks counter at all, when the allocation is fall back to non
reservation allocation. But your fix works as well.


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