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SubjectRe: large file support? (fwd)
In netuse.lists.linux-kernel you write:
>Size of individual files themselves is only one dimension of real
>large file system support.

Yep, but 64 bit inode number support needs adequate concepts to
manage this number of files.

Can you imagine the ext2 data structures with a 64 bit number
of files? How long would it take to find a free inode with a
linear search in a 64 bit bitmap? How much RAM do you need to
hold that many block group descriptors resident?


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