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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
Linus Torvalds wrote:
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> 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...

Jeff


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