ext3 zerofree option and RedHat back port?

Eric Sandeen sandeen at redhat.com
Wed Sep 24 15:04:56 UTC 2008

Ron Yorston wrote:
> "Ulf Zimmermann" <ulf at openlane.com> wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me if the zerofree option for ext3 has been back ported
>> to RedHat EL4 or EL5?
> I used to maintain backports of zerofree (the kernel patch, not the
> utility) to EL4 and EL5, but since I wasn't actually using them I gave
> up.  The last RPMs I have are from December of last year.  Contact me
> directly if you want them.
> I don't recommend the ext3 patch as it hasn't seen much use.  I regularly
> use the ext2 version (on Fedora 9), but be warned that Ted has expressed
> concerns about it.

oh, whoops - I guess my google-fu is weak, I searched for zerofree and
assumed we were talking about the userspace utility I found ...

/me runs off to look at that patch...


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