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Date:	Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:04:43 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	Bernd Schubert <>
CC:,,, Fan Yong <>,, Andreas Dilger <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5 2/4] Return 32/64-bit dir name hash according to usage

On 1/9/12 7:21 AM, Bernd Schubert wrote:
> From: Fan Yong <>
> Traditionally ext2/3/4 has returned a 32-bit hash value from llseek()
> to appease NFSv2, which can only handle a 32-bit cookie for seekdir()
> and telldir().  However, this causes problems if there are 32-bit hash
> collisions, since the NFSv2 server can get stuck resending the same
> entries from the directory repeatedly.
> Allow ext4 to return a full 64-bit hash (both major and minor) for
> telldir to decrease the chance of hash collisions.  This still needs
> integration on the NFS side.
> Patch-updated-by: Bernd Schubert <>
> (blame me if something is not correct)

Bernd, I've merged this to ext3.  Bruce thought maybe you were working
on the same.  Should I send mine?


> +/*
> + * ext4_dir_llseek() based on generic_file_llseek() to handle both
> + * non-htree and htree directories, where the "offset" is in terms
> + * of the filename hash value instead of the byte offset.
> + *
> + * NOTE: offsets obtained *before* ext4_set_inode_flag(dir, EXT4_INODE_INDEX)
> + *       will be invalid once the directory was converted into a dx directory
> + */
> +loff_t ext4_dir_llseek(struct file *file, loff_t offset, int origin)

ext4_llseek() worries about max offset for direct/indirect vs. extent-mapped
files.  Do we need to worry about the same thing in this function?

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