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authorTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>2009-06-02 08:07:45 -0400
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>2009-06-15 09:40:23 -0700
commit52afcdee3a1478d082fef2e1fddd7e0550d40b18 (patch)
treeff6cba4810396fb8405a2e810b31bd161cc7be6e
parent12fbaee2875dc57270194aec4b1d3d9224879c2f (diff)
ext4: Add fine print for the 32000 subdirectory limit
(cherry picked from commit 722bde6875bfb49a0c84e5601eb82dd7ac02d27c) Some poeple are reading the ext4 feature list too literally and create dubious test cases involving very long filenames and 1k blocksize and then complain when they run into an htree-imposed limit. So add fine print to the "fix 32000 subdirectory limit" ext4 feature. Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt5
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
index cec829bc7291..5c484aec2bab 100644
--- a/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
+++ b/Documentation/filesystems/ext4.txt
@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ Note: More extensive information for getting started with ext4 can be
* extent format more robust in face of on-disk corruption due to magics,
* internal redundancy in tree
* improved file allocation (multi-block alloc)
-* fix 32000 subdirectory limit
+* lift 32000 subdirectory limit imposed by i_links_count[1]
* nsec timestamps for mtime, atime, ctime, create time
* inode version field on disk (NFSv4, Lustre)
* reduced e2fsck time via uninit_bg feature
@@ -100,6 +100,9 @@ Note: More extensive information for getting started with ext4 can be
* efficent new ordered mode in JBD2 and ext4(avoid using buffer head to force
the ordering)
+[1] Filesystems with a block size of 1k may see a limit imposed by the
+directory hash tree having a maximum depth of two.
+
2.2 Candidate features for future inclusion
* Online defrag (patches available but not well tested)