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Date:	Thu, 21 Jun 2007 01:06:48 +0530
From:	Kalpak Shah <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
Cc:	linux-ext4 <>,
	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Endianness bugs in e2fsck

On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 11:09 -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
> Hi Kalpak, 
> 	In the future it would be really helpful if you split up your
> patches so that each different thing is done in separate patches.

Sure. Do you want me to split this patch too and resend?

> 	Also, note there is a recent bug fix in this area, and the
> byte-swapping extended attributes.  The issues involved here are
> subtle; please see the discussion here:
> So before your patches go in, we need to do a careful audit to make
> sure they don't interact properly with this patch which is already in
> e2fsprogs mainline.

This fix is already in our tree. We periodically keep syncing our tree
with the mainline changes. So I have tested my changes with this patch

Actually I had created test images for the expand-extra-isize patches
which failed on big-endian machines which brought these bugs to my


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