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Date:	Wed, 20 May 2015 10:48:37 +0200
From:	Jörg-Volker Peetz <>
Cc:	Theodore Ts'o <>
Subject: Re: ext4 lazytime: ctime of some files changed

Hi Ted,

Theodore Ts'o wrote on 05/16/2015 01:11:
> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 05:14:10PM +0200, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
>> running nearly two hours without any file timestamp related anomalies while
>> doing some file activity and a sync from time to time :-)
>> Thanks for caring.
> Many thanks for the bug report!   :-)
>      	    	    	- Ted

after a few days of running the patch, I seem to have again two files with
changed mtime without touching them (only reading by rsync).

I took a look into the file fs/ext4/inode.c and saw this code in function
__ext4_get_inode_loc(struct inode *inode,
				struct ext4_iloc *iloc, int in_mem)

		if (in_mem) {
			struct buffer_head *bitmap_bh;
			int i, start;

			start = inode_offset & ~(inodes_per_block - 1);

			/* Is the inode bitmap in cache? */
			bitmap_bh = sb_getblk(sb, ext4_inode_bitmap(sb, gdp));

I'm not sure, if this is relevant, but just for curiosity, why does "start" here
not need a "+ 1"?

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