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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
Alex Tomas wrote:
> so, instead of taking one (quite-well-tested) part that solves one of
> the biggest ext3 limitation, you propose to start a new project and
> get something in a year (probably) ?
>
> I think about extents as a step-by-step way ...

That is what the entirety of Linux development is -- step-by-step.

It is OBVIOUS that it would take five minutes to start ext4.

1) clone a new tree
2) cp -a fs/ext3 fs/ext4
3) apply extent and 48bit patches
4) apply related e2fsprogs patches

Then update ext4 step-by-step, using the normal Linux development process.

Jeff



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