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SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: reiserfs, xfs, ext2, ext3
"Albert D. Cahalan" wrote:

> Hans Reiser writes:
>
> > Tell us what to code for, and so long as it doesn't involve looking
> > up files by their 32 bit inode numbers we'll probably be happy to
> > code to it. The Neil Brown stuff is already coded for though.
>
> Next time around, when you update the on-disk format, how about
> allowing for such a thing?
>
> You could have a tree that maps from inode number to whatever
> you need to find a file. This shouldn't affect much more than
> file creation and deletion. Maybe it will allow for a more
> robust fsck as well, helping to justify the cost.
>
> It would be really nice to be able to find all filenames that
> refer to a given inode number.

It would have a significant performance impact and use disk space.

Hans

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