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ext4 2.6.24 Merge Plans

Oct 06, 2007, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"'I've just released the 2.6.23-rc9-ext4-1. It collapses some patches in preparation for pushing them to Linus, and adds some of the cleanup patches that had been incorporated into Andrew's broken-out-2007-10-01-04-09 series,' announced Theodore Ts'o. He also noted of the current ext4 git tree, 'it also has some new development patches in the unstable (not yet ready to push to mainline) portion of the patch series.' In an earlier thread Theodore posted a series of patches specifically intended for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.24 kernel. Included in the patch series was a patch for improving fsck performance, 'in performance tests testing e2fsck time, we have seen that e2fsck time on ext3 grows linearly with the total number of inodes in the filesytem. In ext4 with the uninitialized block groups feature, the e2fsck time is constant, based solely on the number of used inodes rather than the total inode count...'"

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