e2fsck running for hours, printing out lists of numbers -- should I stop it?
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.
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.
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