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Date:	Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:35:18 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	Theodore Tso <>
CC:	ext4 development <>,
	"Jose R. Santos" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] ext4: flex_bg ialloc, don't pick "best_flex" with
 0 inodes

Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 05:01:10PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> It seems like adjusting the following test is a better plan;
>> for starters I do not see that best_flex can ever be < 0, so
> Given that ext4_group_t is an unsigned long, that's certainly true.
> :-)

Heh, that too!

>> that test is replaced, and if the current "best" flex group
>> has no inodes free, and the current one does have room,
>> it is promoted to the next "best."
> Looks good to me.  I've added it to the patch queue.
>> Signed-of-by: Eric Sandeen <>
> (forgot an 'f' :-)




> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
> 					- Ted

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