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SubjectRe: Stability of ReiserFS onj Kernel 2.4.x (sp. 2.4.[56]{-ac*}
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Daniel Phillips writes:

> Or we could introduce the notion of logical blocksize for each block
> minor so that we can measure blocks in the same units the filesystem
> uses. This would give us 16 TB while being able to stay with 32 bits
> everywhere outside the block drivers themselves.
>
> We are not that far away from being able to handle 8K blocks, so that
> would bump it up to 32 TB.

This is like what the hard drive and BIOS industry has been doing.
First we had the 528 MB limit. Then the 2 GB limit. Then the 4 GB limit.
Then the 8.3 GB limit. Then the 33 GB limit. Then the 127 GB limit.
All along the way, users are cursing the damn limits.

An extra 4 bits buys us 6 years maybe. Nice, except that we
already have people complaining. Maybe somebody remembers when
the complaining started.



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