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Date:   Sat, 25 Nov 2017 23:45:07 +0100
From:   Reindl Harald <h.reindl@...lounge.net>
To:     Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
Cc:     Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Tahsin Erdogan <tahsin@...gle.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: regression: 4.13 cannot follow symlinks on some ext3 fs


Am 25.11.2017 um 23:32 schrieb Dave Chinner:
> On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 03:03:37PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
>> Any worse an idea than running a new kernel on an old system?
>> Newer e2fsck fixes a lot of bugs that are present in older
>> e2fsck as well...
> 
> I'm running with everything up to date (debian unstable) on these
> VMs, they are just an old filesystem because some distros have had
> reliable rolling updates for the entire life of these VMs. :P

but why not update the FS to ext4?

our whole infrastructure was installed with Fedora 9 on ext3 (currently 
running F26, yum/dnf dist-upgrades) but any FS including the rootfs was 
converted to ext4 in 2010

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