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Date:	Mon, 25 May 2015 10:01:33 +0200
From:	Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
To:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...ger.ca>
Cc:	Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] libext2fs: Support for orphan file feature

On Fri 22-05-15 15:59:19, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On May 22, 2015, at 5:28 AM, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz> wrote:
> > diff --git a/lib/ext2fs/ext2_fs.h b/lib/ext2fs/ext2_fs.h
> > index a755cfac8eae..a77c8fa09938 100644
> > --- a/lib/ext2fs/ext2_fs.h
> > +++ b/lib/ext2fs/ext2_fs.h
> > @@ -52,6 +52,7 @@
> > #define EXT2_JOURNAL_INO	 8	/* Journal inode */
> > #define EXT2_EXCLUDE_INO	 9	/* The "exclude" inode, for snapshots */
> > #define EXT4_REPLICA_INO	10	/* Used by non-upstream feature */
> > +#define EXT4_ORPHAN_INO		 9	/* Inode with orphan entries */
> 
> This still has a problem here, and can't be safely landed until it is
> resolved.  At a minimum, it shouldn't be possible to create a filesystem
> with COMPAT_ORPHAN_FILE at the same time as COMPAT_EXCLUDE_BITMAP.  Since
> EXCLUDE_BITMAP never made it upstream, that might be a reasonable
> compromise for now.

Yeah, for now I've chosen inode number 9 as for testing it's good enough.
We can make this feature incompatible with COMPAT_EXCLUDE_BITMAP as you
suggest or we can use some higher inode number and require increased number
of reserved inodes. I don't mind either too much.

> That said, we still need to do something about the lack of reserved inodes.

Agreed. I've tried to get some decision from Ted regarding this a few times
but failed.

								Honza
-- 
Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
SUSE Labs, CR
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