Ext2/Ext3 File layout policies

Christian Kujau lists at nerdbynature.de
Wed Feb 24 00:24:12 UTC 2010

On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 at 15:59, MirJafar Ali wrote:
> I studied some of the papers on file layout in ext2/ext3, but all the papers
> are at least 10-12 years old.

Do you mean "file layout" or "filsystem layout", as in "FHS"[0]?

> Can someone give hints/reference of survey of changes in file
> layout policies in the last 4-5 years ?

What do you mean by "survey of changes"? The changes to ext2/3 can be 
seen in the kernel's version history (git log), starting at 2.6.12, IIRC.

> I am interesting in knowing some weakness in ext2/ext3 that that possibly
> our group can work on.

A "weakness", you mean like a security flaw? Or perhaps I mis-parsed the 
sentence completely....


[0] http://www.pathname.com/fhs/
BOFH excuse #289:

Interference between the keyboard and the chair.

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