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    SubjectRe: [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >> Overall, I'm surprised that ext3 developers don't see any of the problems
    >> related to progressive, stealth filesystem upgrades.
    > Hey, they're used to it - they've been doing it for a long time.

    Agreed, but my argument is that extents are a Big Deal.

    think about The Experience: Suddenly users that could use 2.4.x and
    2.6.x are locked into 2.6.18+, by the simple and common act of writing
    to a file.

    No bells and whistles go off...


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