On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 02:08:34PM +0800, Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> I read in the announcement about the new Debian package for xfsprogs
> that zeroing out of unwritten extents is now enabled by default in
> mkfs.xfs. A search about unwritten extents pointed me to
There has been more extensive discussion on the XFS list recently;
see the archives, I don't have a pointer handy.
> I haven't been in touch with XFS development lately, so please pardon
> me if this was discussed previously. Is there anything that has to be
> done for systems that were created with slightly older versions of
> xfsprogs (eg: 2.3.11)?
You can enable unwritten extents using the xfs_admin(8) -e option.
> What problems to XFS filesystems created on top
> of previously existing filesystems (eg: ext3) pose?
None at all.