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    SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
    >>>>> Jeff Garzik (JG) writes:

    JG> Alex Tomas wrote:
    JG> "ext3" will become more and more meaningless. It could mean
    >> _any_ of JG> several filesystem metadata variants, and the admin
    >> will have no clue JG> which variant they are talking to until they
    >> try to mount the blkdev JG> (and possibly fail the mount).
    >> debugfs <dev> -R stats | grep features ?

    JG> The question is, do you

    JG> a) expect users to run this magic command, and DTRT or

    JG> b) watch users boot w/ extents, accidentally do something silly like
    JG> writing data to a file, and become locked into a new subset of kernels?

    at the moment there is no way to "boot w/ extents". you must enable
    them by mount option.

    thanks, Alex
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