e2fsck running for hours, printing out lists of numbers -- should I stop it?

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Thu Apr 7 20:58:56 UTC 2005

On Apr 07, 2005  16:32 +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-04-05 at 17:13, Allen Ziegenfus wrote:
> > So are the ext3 drivers not backward compatible? 
> They should be fully compatible all the way back to the 2.2 kernel (2.0
> if you force version 1 superblocks on disk.)

The one exception I'm aware of is that ext3 + SELinux creates EAs on
symlinks and that confuses older 2.4 kernels into thinking the symlink
is a "slow" one, dereferecing the content of the symlink as block numbers.
That was fixed in later 2.4 kernels, though not sure when.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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