In the restricted version (
CONFIG_EXT2_IND_BITMAP not defined),
there is no problem because the indirect bitmap is not used. In the
"full" version (i.e. with
CONFIG_EXT2_IND_BITMAP defined), you
absolutely must use the patched version of
The rule is the following: if you run a kernel that has been compiled
CONFIG_EXT2_IND_BITMAP enabled and if you have used
`chattr +c' at least once with such a kernel, on a file larger than
16 clusters, then you must used the modified version of
and never use again the original version (unless you first decompress
all files larger than 16 clusters; see section Can I still use a defragmenter?).
If you run a kernel compiled without
enabled, or compiled with
CONFIG_EXT2_IND_BITMAP but you have
never used `chattr +c' on a large file, then you can use either the
original version of
e2fsck either the patched one, at your will.
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