Re: [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3

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Sven-Haegar Koch <[email protected]> wrote:
> I see a different problem with "ext3 + extends is not ext3 anymore" when 
> the feature goes mainstream:
> - user with old distri, no extends in use, no kernel support for them
> - user has some kind of problem
> - uses new rescue disk (aka knoppix at the time of problem) - that then
>   is current stuff, and certainly uses extents - fixes problem on disk
>   (may be a simple as running lilo/grub from chroot, happens often for me)
> - tries to boot back into his distri -> *boom* he lost

I dont see a need to enable extends on small filesystems or on existing ones
(from within any tool). Why would that happen? Do you had this problem with
sparse_super or dir_index?

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