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SubjectRe: [PATCH] config: Fix CONFIG_LFS option
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On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 14:34 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> >
> > The help text says that if you select CONFIG_LBD, then it will
> > automatically select CONFIG_LFS. Nope... That isn't currently the
> > case.
>
> I'm not sure your patch makes anything much better, though.
>
> Why does CONFIG_LSF exist in the first place? Afaik, it only affects a
> totally not-very-interesting thing (blkcnt_t) for a totally not very
> interesting feature (the number of people who want single files >2TB is
> likely not very big).
>
> Having it auto-selected by LBD sounds insane, since LBD is likely more
> interesting than LSF itsef is. It would make more sense to go the other
> way (have LSF auto-select LBD).

NFSv3 and CIFS are two examples of commonly used filesystems that don't
care a hoot for CONFIG_LBD, but that still want to be able to support
large values for inode->i_blocks.

Cheers,
Trond
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