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Date:   Sun, 3 Dec 2017 22:49:37 -0500
From:   Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
To:     Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
Cc:     Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: Support fast symlinks from ext3 file systems

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:08:53AM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2017, at 10:37 AM, Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org> wrote:
> > 
> > From: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
> > 
> > dbb3c27f5b91c4 (ext4: change fast symlink test to not rely on i_blocks)
> > broke ~10 years old ext3 file systems created by 2.6.17. Any ELF
> > executable fails because the /lib/ld-linux.so.2 fast symlink
> > cannot be read anymore.
> > 
> > The patch assumed fast symlinks were created in a specific way,
> > but that's not true on these really old file systems.
> > 
> > The new behavior is apparently needed only with the large EA inode
> > feature.
> > 
> > Revert to the old behavior if the large EA inode feature is not set.
> > 
> > This makes my old VM boot again.
> > 
> > Fixes: dbb3c27f5b91c4 (ext4: change fast symlink test to not rely ...)
> > Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@...ux.intel.com>
> 
> Reviewed-by: Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>

Thanks, applied.

					- Ted

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