[syslinux] [PATCH] xfs: Add support for v3 directories

Paulo Alcantara pcacjr at zytor.com
Tue Dec 15 05:16:19 PST 2015

On Tue, December 15, 2015 5:50 am, Ady via Syslinux wrote:
>> Besides supporting newer version of xfs file system, this patch also
>> does some code refactoring and fix completely broken listing and
>> searching on v2-3 node directories.
> Thank you.
> About the XFS "version" you are mentioning, a small clearer reference
> might be worth.
> The initial problem that triggered the need for this patch is seen when
> formatting the partition with xfsprogs v4.x, not necessarily with prior
> versions of xfsprogs.
> Searching information about what changed in xfsprogs v4.x, there are
> some references to "XFS v.5". At the same time, this patch mentions
> versions 1/2/3 of XFS node directories. These several not-so-clear
> "version" references could possibly be a source of confusion, if not
> now, then for some users asking questions in the future, or for future
> bug reports.
> Could someone please clarify?

I'm not an xfs guru, but what I was trying to refer to is about version of
the file system metadata. That has nothing to do with xfsprogs versions.
I've just followed spec and looked at the new fs metadata structures --
which are mentioned as v3 ones -- to fix the known issues.


Paulo Alcantara, HP Inc.
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