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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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