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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3

> >If ext2 and ext3 didn't support > 2GB files (which was
> >a filesystem
> >feature added in exactly the same way as extents are
> >today, and nobody
> >bitched about it then) then they would be relegated to
> >the same status
> >as minix and xiafs and all the other filesystems that
> >are stuck in the
> >"we can't change" or "we aren't supported" camps.
> PRECISELY. So you should stop modifying a filesystem
> whose design is admittedly _not_ modern!
> ext3 is already essentially xiafs-on-life-support, when
> you consider today's large storage systems and today's
> filesystem technology.

Please don't. AFAIK, ext2/3 is only filesystem with working fsck
(because that fsck was actually needed in the old days). Starting from
xfs/jfs/reiser/??? means we no longer have working fsck...

Thanks for all the (sleeping) penguins.
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