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Re: ext4 inline data (Re: grub-2.02~beta1 happened)

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: ext4 inline data (Re: grub-2.02~beta1 happened)
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:05:42 +0400

В Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:53:54 +0100
Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <address@hidden> пишет:

> On 19.12.2013 07:38, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:51 AM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
> > <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Hello, all. I've just uploaded 2.02~beta1. This also means that we're
> >> now in freeze. I'm willing to consider exceptions on case-by-case basis
> >> but it would be exceptions.
> > 
> > You did not answer my question whether I should commit ext4 inline
> > data support. Do I understand it correctly you do not plan to include
> > it in release?
> > 
> There were several problems with it:
> - Apparently the format isn't completely stable. A discussion dated of
> December 2013 proposes to change format in order to squeeze in a little
> bit more data.

I suspect we'll need to support both then, just like kernel. But that
can live in a branch and be tested downstream first, when e2fsprogs
with inline support is finally available.

> - Patch would crash on ARM due to misaligned access
> - There are memory leaks.
> For 2nd and 3rd I've uploaded fixes to andrey/ext4_inline_data but then
> because lack of support in version packaged by Debian sid I couldn't
> test it.

Thank you! Unfortunately I have only x86 to test.

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