Project Release Information
Many bugs have been fixed (mostly minor or/and obscure), workarounds have been added for issues with distribution startup scripts, support for the EOFBLOCKS_FL flag (2.6.34+ kernels) has been added, and messages printed and the documentation have been revised.
Many major fixes were made since 1.40.
Numerous bugfixes and enhancements. All users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.
This release fixes blkid's test programs, an ia64 core dump, the
com_err library, messages, Mke2fs and badblocks, and a portability
problem in the filefrag program. Mke2fs will now use a larger journal
by default for filesystems greater than 4GB. Mke2fs will refuse to
create filesystems greater than 2**31-1 blocks, unless forced. The blkid
program has a new option,
e2fsck has a new -k option. Many bugs were fixed, including several potential crashes and some invalid fixes to files in uncommon situations (no lost+found when reconnecting a directory, and journal replay with alt superblock). There are several fixes to journal inode location and superblock backups, bad-blocks, and indirect block corruption handling. This release works again on FreeBSD and has fixes for Darwin.