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SubjectRe: 2G file size limitation question
> The i_size field in the inode is the least of our worries.  If we need
> to expand that, we simply put the high 32 bits of size elsewhere --- and
> there are places where we can put it.

Out of curiosity: Where would you put it?

> Nah; if the VFS layer can handle 64-bits, we can make the ext2 structure
> handle 64-bits.

This sounds like a hen-and-egg problem to me. Until ext2 is really
known to support larger files (including in the infrastructure,
e2fstools), there is apparently little motivation to modify the Linux
kernel for good. OTOH, it seems the ext2 people would not modify the
file system until the VFS layer can handle it.

Regards,
Martin

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