Re: [RFC][PATCH] ChunkFS: fs fission for faster fsck

From: Jeff Dike
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 10:22:50 EST

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 03:47:10PM -0700, Valerie Henson wrote:
> Actually, there is an upper limit on the number of continuation
> inodes. Each file can have a maximum of one continuation inode per
> chunk. (This is why we need to support sparse files.)

How about this case:

Growing file starts in chunk A.
Overflows into chunk B.
Delete file in chunk A.
Growing file overflows chunk B and spots new free space in
chunk A (and nothing anywhere else)
Overflows into chunk A
Delete file in chunk B.
Overflow into chunk B again.

Maybe this is not realistic, but in the absence of a mechanism to pull
data back from an overflow chunk, it seems at least a theoretical
possibility that there could be > 1 continuation inodes per file per


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