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Date:	Thu, 21 Jun 2007 13:16:14 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <>
To:	Valerie Clement <>
Cc:	Theodore Tso <>,
	ext4 development <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 2/11][take 2] add new macro EXT2_DESC_PER_BLOCK in e2fsprogs

On Jun 21, 2007  17:15 +0200, Valerie Clement wrote:
> -#define EXT2_DESC_PER_BLOCK(s)		(EXT2_BLOCK_SIZE(s) / sizeof (struct ext2_group_desc))
> +#define EXT2_DESC_PER_BLOCK(s)		(EXT2_BLOCK_SIZE(s) / \
> +	((EXT2_DESC_SIZE(s) >= EXT2_MIN_DESC_SIZE_64BIT) ? \
> +	 (s)->s_desc_size : sizeof(struct ext2_group_desc)))

If EXT2_DESC_SIZE() is already checking the superblock flag, why not just use:


Even better would be (1 << (EXT2_BLOCK_SIZE_BITS(s) - EXT2_DESC_SIZE_BITS(s))).

Having the s_desc_size stored as an integer shift (128 << s_desc_bits) instead
of a number of bytes makes a lot of sense (forces power-of-two size, makes
math easy), but it might be too much of a format change at this point?

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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