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Re: 1.6.4, 1.6.5: Filesystem has incompatible feature enabled

From: Greg Roelofs
Subject: Re: 1.6.4, 1.6.5: Filesystem has incompatible feature enabled
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 23:17:02 -0700

Andrew Clausen <address@hidden> wrote:

> dir_index is the problem.

Ah, thank you.

>> certainly in the case of moving or
>> copying a partition, I'd naively expect that parted could figure out how
>> to create an identically sized target partition and then do a byte-for-
>> byte copy into it.  Is there something really subtle that I'm missing
>> here?

> Copying involves a resize if the target is a different size.

Moving doesn't, though, does it?

> Or you could send a patch... I'm way too busy to add dir_index support
> right now :(

I know the feeling, sigh...  I'm afraid I don't really know anything about
file-system programming.  Sorry.

Szakacsits Szabolcs <address@hidden> wrote:

> Wouldn't turning off dir_index (temporarily) solve the issue? From a Red
> Hat (beta) release note:

>       tune2fs -O ^dir_index /dev/<filesystemdevice>

>       You can then remove the indices from the directories by issuing
>       the following command:

>       e2fsck -fD /dev/<filesystemdevice>

> See e.g. here how to enable dir_index again
>       http://www.uniqsys.com/pipermail/talug/2003-January/002189.html

That sounds like an excellent idea.  I'll give it a try tomorrow when
I'm a little less sleepy.

Many thanks,

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