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SubjectRe: [prepatch] address_space-based writeback
On 3 May 2002 19:50, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> > > Changing unix is doable _if_ you can show a significant benefit.
> > > The more utilities you want to break, the more benefit you need to
> > > show. I don't think you can send the inode to the land of
> > > "8-char limited passwords" by pushing "simpler management of fstabs"
> > > though.
> >
> >I'm afraid I can't present benefits big enough.
> >
> >I was thinking of fs driver (NFS,reiser,NTFS,FAT,...) developers'
> >pain, not about my /etc/fstab editing.
> NTFS has native inode numbers which are persistent across reboot so this is
> a non-issue. The only thing is that inode numbers on ntfs are 64 bit and
> not 32 bit but that is much a user space issue as a kernel issue...

Sure it is fixable, we can slowly drift to 64bit inodes in libc.

OTOH, why I have this subtle feeling that there is (or will be)
SuperHyperDuperFS with 128bit inodes?

That is one reason why I don't like inode numbers.
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