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Date:	Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:36:50 +0200
From:	Frédéric Bohé <>
To:	Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: fix online resize with mballoc

Thanks for your feedback !

Le jeudi 26 juin 2008 à 17:26 -0600, Andreas Dilger a écrit :
> On Jun 26, 2008  16:58 +0200, Fr�d�ric Boh� wrote:
> > From: Frederic Bohe <>
> > +	num_meta_group_infos_max = num_meta_group_infos +
> > +				le16_to_cpu(es->s_reserved_gdt_blocks);
> The only drawback of NOT handling this properly is that once (eventually)
> we allow resizing with META_BG this code will be broken again.  It at
> least deserves a comment like "Need to handle this properly when META_BG
> resizing is allowed" so that it will show up on any grep for META_BG.
> It probably also makes sense to round this up to the next power-of-two
> value, since kmalloc will do that internally anyways, and it gives us
> some resizing headroom for no cost.

Do you have any idea of how this headroom could be used in the future ?


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