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Date:	Tue, 31 May 2011 20:00:16 -0400
From:	Ted Ts'o <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
Cc:	ext4 development <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] e2fsck: don't check/clone duplicate xattr blocks in fs
 without xattr feature

On Wed, Feb 09, 2011 at 12:41:43PM -0600, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> I had an extremely corrupted customer filesystem which, after thousands
> of lines of e2fsck output, found one more problem on an immediately
> subsequent e2fsck.  In short, a file had had its i_file_acl block
> cloned due to being a duplicate.  That ultimately got cleared
> because the fs did not have the xattr feature, and the inode
> was subsequently removed due to invalid mode.
> The 2nd e2fsck pass found the cloned xattr block as in use, but
> not owned by any file, and had to fix up the block bitmaps.
> Simply skipping the processing of duplicate xattr blocks on a
> non-xattr filesystem seems reasonable, since they will be cleared
> later in any case.
> (also fix existing brace misalignment)
> Signed-off-by: Eric Sandeen <>

Applied, sorry for the delay.

						- Ted
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