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Date:	Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:16:35 +0800
From:	Yongqiang Yang <>
To:	"Theodore Ts'o" <>
Cc:	Anssi Hannula <>,
	Kevin Liao <>,
	Ext4 Developers List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] resize2fs: fix overhead calculation for meta_bg file systems

Got it!


On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM, Theodore Ts'o <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 10:10:29AM +0800, Yongqiang Yang wrote:
>> Hi Anssi,
>> The bug was fixed for a while, please check the patches:
>> [PATCH 1/2] ext4: teach resize report old blocks count correctly
>> [PATCH 2/2] ext4: ignore last group without enough space when resizing
>> Please have a try!!!
> Yongqiang,
> In the future, if a patch is going to fix a BUG_ON or kernel crash,
> please state so explicitly in the commit description along with
> instructions about how to reproduce the problem.  The urgency of a
> patch which (for example) fixes a debugging printk (such as your 1/2
> patch above) is quite different from a patch which causes a kernel
> One of the reasons why I hadn't gotten around to processing your
> patches until now was partially because I knew there was a lot of
> testing and fixing before the patches were fully baked (as soon as I
> started doing testing I found all sorts of other problems, which I had
> to fix), but also because the commit descriptions were not clear
> enough.
> Patches where it's obvious what they fix, and where there is a clear
> explanation about what they fix and the priority of their fix makes
> life easier for me, and makes it more likely that I can process the
> patches quickly.
> Also, if you have a follow-on set of patches which is dependent on the
> initila set of patches, it's very helpful to resend a v2 version of
> the patches so that it's clear how the patches fit together.
> I'll take care of these two extra patches, and then you'll see me send
> out a -v2 set of the patches which contain all of the online resize
> patches rebased to the latest kernel and tested as much as possible.
> In general, though, in order for me to scale, I really need ext4
> developers to do as much of this testing, rebasing, and reposting
> patches as possible, and for other ext4 developers to review the
> patches.  If I have to do all of this myself, patches will flow into
> mainline more slowly, and we'll start accumulating a much longer
> backlog.
> Regards,
>                                                 - Ted

Best Wishes
Yongqiang Yang
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