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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Unify CONFIG_LBD and CONFIG_LSF handling
On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 06:12:50PM +0200, Roman Zippel wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > The *default* is N as that's the answer most people want. The *safe*
> > answer is Y as it won't prevent you from getting access to your data.
> > Makes sense?
>
> This would imply that most people with 32bit systems have 2TB files, which
> I think is rather unlikely. Distributions can turn this option on, but I
> think people who compile their own kernel, either understand this option
> or don't need it.

I think it implies exactly the opposite.

In any case, the length of this thread answers your question from earlier:
No, I won't fix bug 6719 as part of this patch. It's a completely
unrelated issue and the problem is ill-defined. It's also something
that's infinitely arguable.

The original patch is simple and fixes one problem: that architecture
people are supposed to learn about LSF and LBD when it really has no
effect on their architecture.

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