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Date:   Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:04:35 -0800
From:   Andi Kleen <>
To:     Andreas Dilger <>
Cc:     Andi Kleen <>, Theodore Ts'o <>,,,
Subject: Re: regression: 4.13 cannot follow symlinks on some ext3 fs

> As a workaround, you could delete and recreate the symlink with the new

I revert the patch for now. Everything seems to work.

> kernel to create a proper fast symlink.  It would be useful to scan the
> image to see if there are other similar symlinks present:
>     find /myth/tmp -type l -size -60 -ls | awk '$2 != 0 { print }'

Doesn't find anything. Your recipe must be wrong.
> This is probably something that e2fsck should check for and fix.

Nah the kernel should just support it like it always did.


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