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Date:   Fri, 9 Mar 2018 08:28:23 +0100
From:   Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
To:     "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Cc:     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Release of e2fsprogs 1.44.0

Hi Ted,

this release seems to be failing tests on big endian systems.

f_h_badnode
f_h_reindex

I've just found out so not sure what's causing it yet.

Thanks!
-Lukas



On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 12:08:36AM -0500, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> I've released e2fsprogs 1.44.0 in all of the usual places; it's tagged
> in the git trees on git.kernel.org, github, and sourceforge, and
> available for download at:
> 
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tytso/e2fsprogs/v1.44.0
> 
> and
> 
> http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-1.44.0.tar.gz
> 
> The release notes for 1.44.0 can be found below.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> 					- Ted
> 
> E2fsprogs 1.44.0 (March 7, 2018)
> ================================
> 
> Updates/Fixes since v1.43.9:
> 
> UI and Features
> ---------------
> 
> E2fsprogs now supports the large_dir (INCOMPAT_LARGEDIR) feature.  This
> feature allows larger directories to be created, both with directory
> sizes over 2GB and and a maximum htree depth of 3 instead of the
> current limit of 2.  These features are needed in order to exceed
> the currently limit of approximately 10M entries in a single
> directory for 4KB blocksize (~100k for 1KB).
> 
> E2fsprogs now supports the ea_inode (INCOMPAT_EA_INODE) feature, which
> stores large extended attributes in an external inode instead of a
> single data block.  This is backwards compatible with a Lustre file
> system feature, but it has been extended to support deduplicating
> extended attribute values which are used in multiple inodes.
> 
> The metadata_csum feature (RO_COMPAT_METADATA_CSUM) is now enabled by
> default by mke2fs.
> 
> The resize2fs program will no longer complain about resizing bigalloc
> file systems as being dangerous when doing an on-line resize (since this
> is purely a kernel feature).
> 
> Debugfs's ls command will now print the high bits of the inode's mode
> bits.
> 
> Fixes
> -----
> 
> Fixed some potential buffer overrun bugs in the blkid library and in the
> fsck program.
> 
> There were some corner cases which tune2fs wouldn't correctly handle
> when operating on a file system which was not cleanly mounted and thus
> required running the journal because it could be modified.  Tune2fs will
> now run the journal before trying to change the superblock, and if the
> file system needs to be checked after the journal has been replayed, it
> will require it before proceeding.  Also if the file system is busy (for
> example, because it is in use by Lustre), but is not present in the
> /proc/mounts or /etc/mtab, tune2fs will not try to replay the journal,
> since this could do real damage if it the file system is being actively
> modified by the kernel.
> 
> The libss library (used by debugfs) now supports the version 7 of the
> libreadline shared library.
> 
> The e2freefrag program will use the GETFSMAP ioctl if it is available
> and the file system is mounted, so that the free space statistics will
> be more accurate.
> 
> The consistency checks for symlinks (especially for encrypted and inline
> data file sytems) in e2fsck are now much more careful/stringent.  Also
> fixed a bug where creating a symlink using ext2fs_symlink() which was
> exactly 60 bytes long when inline data was enabled would result in a
> missing system.data xattr.
> 
> 
> Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
> --------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Mke2fs now uses io_channel_flush() instead of sync() for the sync_kludge
> feature.
> 
> E2fsprogs now uses i_size as the primary way of determining whether a
> symlink is a fast symlink.
> 
> Fix various compiler and UBSAN warnings.
> 
> Long running test are now skipped with "make check" and only run when
> "make fullcheck".  The test runner will warn when potentially long
> running tests are being run via "make check".
> 
> E2fsck is now much faster for bigalloc file systems when scanning
> extents for bigalloc file systems.  (Addresses Google Bug #36886699)
> 
> Update Czech, Spanish, French, Malay, and Ukrainian translations.

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