Re: [PATCH 0/5] Forking ext4 filesystem and JBD2

From: Mingming Cao
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 12:30:47 EST

Jeff Garzik wrote:
Mingming Cao wrote:

This series of patch forkes a new filesystem, ext4, from the current
ext3 filesystem, as the code base to work on, for the big features such
as extents and larger fs(48 bit blk number) support, per our discussion
on lkml a few weeks ago.


Any comments? Could we add ext4/jbd2 to mm tree for a wider testing?

ext4 developers should create a git tree with the consensus-accepted patches.

That way Linus can pull as soon as the merge window opens, Andrew is guaranteed to have the latest in his -mm tree, and users and other kernel hackers can easily follow the development without having to gather scattered patches from lkml.

We do maintain a quilt(akpm) style patches on, the latest patches are always at

We thought about doing git initially, still open for that doing do, if it's more preferable by Linus or Andrew. Just thought it's a lot easiler for non git user to pull the patches from a project website.

Thanks, Mingming

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