Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Mar 2009 15:47 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core The Fedora team has announced the Fedora 11 beta release. It comes packed with new features, such as Ext4 as the default filesystem, Nouveau driver by default, kernel mode setting on Intel, ATI and Nvidia drivers, many virtualization improvements, IBus input method, GCC 4.4, and much more.
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RE[7]: Ext4 as default
by Rahul on Tue 31st Mar 2009 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ext4 as default"
Rahul
Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, wrong again. Ted did know about this problem and commented about it in the FOSDEM 2009 video and said that he was pushing in patches that followed the XFS ideas long before this problem was well known.

http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/116126/#ext4

The actual video that has more details is available online and was pointed out by a previous poster

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RE[8]: Ext4 as default
by broch on Tue 31st Mar 2009 21:47 in reply to "RE[7]: Ext4 as default"
broch Member since:
2006-05-04

so what?
until whole story poped up Nothing happened. "Pushing it?"
what does actually mean? Clean hands? Doubt it.
As long as this was not fixed, this is/was not fixed. Nobody ever mentioned this officially before ext4 problems caused so much trouble.
"Pushing it" means nothing.

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RE[9]: Ext4 as default
by Rahul on Tue 31st Mar 2009 21:59 in reply to "RE[8]: Ext4 as default"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

Pushing it means, the side effects of delayed allocation were known as I pointed out already and patches were already written and queued for Linus to merge them, a while before these issues were raised by other people. Fedora kernel even had those backported fixes at that point.

When the merge window was 2.6.30 opened up, those patches got merged in. That's how Linux kernel development process works. There is a merge window followed by a few weeks of stabilization and the cycle repeats itself again.

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