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RE: ext3 zerofree option and RedHat back port?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Sandeen [mailto:sandeen redhat com]
> Sent: 09/24/2008 08:05
> To: Ron Yorston
> Cc: Ulf Zimmermann; ext3-users redhat com
> Subject: Re: ext3 zerofree option and RedHat back port?
> 
> Ron Yorston wrote:
> > "Ulf Zimmermann" <ulf openlane com> wrote:
> >> Can anyone tell me if the zerofree option for ext3 has been back
> ported
> >> to RedHat EL4 or EL5?
> >
> > I used to maintain backports of zerofree (the kernel patch, not the
> > utility) to EL4 and EL5, but since I wasn't actually using them I
> gave
> > up.  The last RPMs I have are from December of last year.  Contact
me
> > directly if you want them.
> >
> > I don't recommend the ext3 patch as it hasn't seen much use.  I
> regularly
> > use the ext2 version (on Fedora 9), but be warned that Ted has
> expressed
> > concerns about it.
> 
> oh, whoops - I guess my google-fu is weak, I searched for zerofree and
> assumed we were talking about the userspace utility I found ...
> 
> /me runs off to look at that patch...
> 
> -Eric

Sorry, I meant the mount option for zero'ing blocks which are getting
freed.

Ulf.



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