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Date:	Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:04:22 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	ext4 development <>
CC:	Kazuya Mio <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] e4defrag: Handle device symlinks

On 7/19/12 2:02 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Device nodes are commonly accessed via symlinks, i.e.
> # ls -l /dev/mapper/testvg-testlv 
> lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 7 Jul 19 13:01 /dev/mapper/testvg-testlv -> ../dm-0
> Today, e4defrag on such a device will fail:

FWIW this addresses Red Hat Bugzilla #707209

and was

Reported-by: Peter Hjalmarsson <>

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