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Date:	Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:55:49 +0200
From:	Jan Kara <>
To:	Avantika Mathur <>
Cc:	linux-ext4 <>
Subject: Re: Ext4 devel interlock meeting minutes (October 22, 2007)


  Sorry for not taking part in the call but I was just on my way from NY
to Prague...

> Ext4 Developer Interlock Call
> October 22, 2007: Meeting Minutes
> Attendees: Mingming Cao, Andreas Dilger, Eric Sandeen, Dave Kleikamp, 
> Jose Santos, Aneesh Veetil, Valerie Clement, Avantika Mathur
> - There has been discussion on linux-ext4 about overflow in ext2 with 64 
> KB block size.  Discussed adding an incompat flag to this feature and 
> concluded that it is too late to do this; it will be treated as a bug fix.
  Hmm, why adding an incompat flag? Obviously there's no harm in doing
that but the large block size itself should be enough to protect old
kernels/utils touching it, shouldn't it?

> E2fsprogs
> - Ted has added new branches the the e2fsprogs git tree
>    - master: current stable version
>    - next: patches expected to go into the next stable version
>    - pu: proposed update; patches that are in preliminary review and 
> 	test phase
> - E2fsprogs patches should probably be submitted against the 'next' 
> branch of the git tree.
  BTW: We still don't have appropriate patches for large block size in
e2fsprogs. I guess I should ping Ted about merging the patch once more.

Jan Kara <>
SuSE CR Labs
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