Re: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
From: Jeff Anderson-Lee
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 13:11:43 EST
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Alex Tomas wrote:
> > I believe it's as stable as before until you mount with extents
> > mount option.
> In contrast, the last time two different filesystems introduced bugs in
> each other was approximately "never". They simply don't modify each others
> code, they don't look at each others data structures, and they don't jump
> into each others routines.
As an interested bystander (and large filesystem user), I'd say I tend to
agree with Linus and Jeff on this one.
* ext3 is arguably the main Linux filesystem: too important to keep
* I'd encourage a >2TB version, but call it ext4. It makes it clear
that you are entering new territory.
* Take advantage of the switch to remove some of the backward compatibility
cruft from the ext4 version -- make it a clean, explicit break.
* [Possibly even inoculate ext3 against creeping featuris and work on
cleanup and optimization instead.]
This is not intended to slight the work/position of the ext3 developers,
merely to inform them of an end-user's perspective.
Petabyte Storage Infrastructure Project
University of California Berkeley
"Simplify, simplify, simplify." -- Henry David Thoreau
"I think one 'simplify' would have sufficed." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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