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Date:	Tue, 5 May 2015 10:21:28 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	"Darrick J. Wong" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/35] undo-io: be more flexible about setting block size

On Wed, Apr 01, 2015 at 07:35:13PM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> Most of the e2fsprogs utilities set the IO block size multiple times
> (once to 1k to read the superblock, then again to set the real block
> size if we find a real superblock).  Unfortunately, the undo IO
> manager only lets the block size be set once.  For the non-mke2fs
> utilities we'd rather catch the real block size and use that.  mke2fs
> of course wants to use a really large block size since it's probably
> writing a lot of data.
> Therefore, if we haven't written any blocks to the undo file, it's
> perfectly fine to allow block size changes.  For mke2fs, we'll modify
> the IO channel option that lets us set the huge size to lock that
> in place.  This greatly reduces index overhead for undo files for
> e2fsck/tune2fs/resize2fs while continuing the practice of reducing
> it even more for mke2fs.
> Signed-off-by: Darrick J. Wong <>

Applied, thanks.

					- Ted
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