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SubjectRe: large file support? (fwd)
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David S. Miller wrote:
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> From: alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk (Alan Cox)
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:31:56 +0100 (BST)
>
> > Indeed, but what about things such as inode numbers etc.?
>
> Who says you need 64bit inode numbers for a large file
> system. Nothing stops a 64bit fs with multi-terabyte files having
> 8bit inodes.
>
> Size of individual files themselves is only one dimension of real
> large file system support.

We currently have 32bit block numbers, allowing 4T filesystems. At
min 1 block per inode 4G of inodes should be enough for now.

But you're right. Whenever an overhaul is done, it should plan to
allow for 64 bits of inode info ASAP.

I've run into the "file should be < 2G" problem myself repeatedly by
now, so I consider the probem "more acute" than the large inodes.

Roger.


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