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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
Alex Tomas wrote:
>>>>>> Jeff Garzik (JG) writes:
>
> JG> And thus, inodes are progressively incompatible with older
> JG> kernels. Boot into an older kernel, and you can now only read half
> JG> your filesystem (if it even allows mount at all).
>
> nope, you aren't allowed to mount fs with extents-enabled files
> by ext3 which has no the feature compiled in. the same will
> happen if you call it ext4.

This is my point... why increase user confusion by calling it ext3, then?

Extent magnify the "what ext3 filesystem am I talking to, today?" problem.

Jeff



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