Re: VFS 64-bit clean

Phil Brutsche (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:03:09 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

> Hi,
> >> Like you said, filesystems must be rock-solid. Any change to ext2
> >> (outside of bugfixes) would introduce bugs that would need to be worked
> >> out.
> > I'd like to second this. There's no better testing ground for a new fs
> > than an OS which is already running without problems. Creating new
> > ext2 bugs will definately hinder development of new fs features.
> But we can easily maintain a separate, parallel "ext2dev" tree with the
> latest features, and migrate those features into the solid ext2 tree as
> they prove themselves.
This would work just as well. I would still prefer that it be called ext3
in the kernel source, merely out of paranoia. After all, it IS a third
set of extensions to the original extfs.

Sometimes it's good to be paranoid about changes to the file system.

Phil Brutsche

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