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Date:	Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:20:03 +0200
From:	Bernd Schubert <>
To:	Johann Lombardi <>
CC:, Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: add support for multiple mount protection

Hello Johann,

> +/*
> + * Default interval in seconds to update the MMP sequence number.
> + */

this define is nowhere used (e2fsprogs already sets the update-interval 
in the superblock). And it is also too small, which may cause a huge 
performance issue (please remember my corresponding lustre bugzilla...).

Once you are going to post the e2fsprogs patch, could you please also 
take care of the 2TiB mmp-block read limitation bug (please see another 
Lustre bugzilla )?

It also would be nice to explain somewhere (and not hidden in the code) 
what is the difference between "update interval" and "check interval". 
For example something like this:

The 'mmp update interval' is the frequency how often the mmp is is 
supposed to be written. Values smaller than 5s may reduce performance.
The 'mmp check interval' is used to verify if the mmp block has been 
updated on the device. The value is updated based on the maximum time to 
write the mmp-block during an update-cycle. Its minimum is
5 * mmp-update-interval


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