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Re: e2fsck running for hours, printing out lists of numbers -- should I stop it?



On Apr 07, 2005  16:32 +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 17:13, Allen Ziegenfus wrote:
> > So are the ext3 drivers not backward compatible? 
> 
> They should be fully compatible all the way back to the 2.2 kernel (2.0
> if you force version 1 superblocks on disk.)

The one exception I'm aware of is that ext3 + SELinux creates EAs on
symlinks and that confuses older 2.4 kernels into thinking the symlink
is a "slow" one, dereferecing the content of the symlink as block numbers.
That was fixed in later 2.4 kernels, though not sure when.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.


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