Re: [PATCH] 2.2.X fix ext2 socket filetype

From: Andreas Dilger (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 11:32:12 EST

David Weinehall writes:
> > can you please add the following patch into the 2.2.16-pre tree. It is a
> > back-port of a fix in 2.3 which adds the missing de->file_type information
> > for sockets in ext2. Without this patch, e2fsck complains about all
> Is this a patch that should be backported into v2.0 too?!
> In that case, I'd really appreciate a backport.

Nope, the filetypes feature is not implemented in the 2.0 kernels at all
for ext3, so it isn't just a matter of fixing a few lines. However, you
may be interested in Ted's backport of the "sparse super" ext2 support
for 2.0. This reduces filesystem overhead considerably for large filesystems,
as well as speeding up e2fsck a bit.

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"               -- Dogbert

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