Re: [patch] Fix orlov allocator boundary case

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Thu Apr 17 2003 - 16:57:35 EST

Marc-Christian Petersen <> wrote:
> On Thursday 17 April 2003 21:21, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> > OK, here be the fix.
> > I'm a bit peeved that this wasn't discovered until it hit Linus's tree.
> > Weren't these patches in -mjb as well?
> I guess this is also true for the ext3 code?

Only for the modified ext3 in the -mm tree.

> I am using the orlov stuff for 2.4.21* maintained by Theodore and Steven.

That kernel will not exhibit the problem - it is caused by the "fast version"
of the free inodes count being off by a few blocks, and the filesystem having
only one block group.

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