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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3

On Fri, 09 Jun 2006 14:55:56 EDT, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> Because it's called backwards compat, when it isn't?
> Because it is very difficult to find out which set of kernels you are
> locked out of?
> Because the filesystem upgrade is stealthy, occurring as it does on the
> first data write?

Actually, the *only* point being contended here is running older
kernels on some newer filesystems (created originally with a newer
kernel), right?

Or do you have examples of where current kernels could not deal
with an ext3 feature at some point in time?

I would argue that 0.001% of all Linux *users* actually worry about
this - most of them are right here on the development mailing list.
So, that group is more vocal, for sure. But, if it works for 99.99+%
users, aren't we still on the good path, from the point of view of
those people who actually *use* Linux the most?

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