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    SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] [RFC 0/13] extents and 48bit ext3
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    oops :) I don't follow that well ...

    size of in-core inodes is a different problem.

    thanks, Alex

    >>>>> Linus Torvalds (LT) writes:

    LT> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    >>
    >> Just as an example: ext3 _sucks_ in many ways. It has huge inodes that
    >> take up way too much space in memory.

    LT> Btw, I'm not kidding you on this one.

    LT> THE NUMBER ONE MEMORY USAGE ON A LOT OF LOADS IS EXT3 INODES IN MEMORY!

    LT> And you know what? 2TB files are totally uninteresting to 99.9999% of all
    LT> people. Most people find it _much_ more interesting to have hundreds of
    LT> thousands of _smaller_ files instead.

    LT> So do this:

    LT> cat /proc/slabinfo | grep ext3

    LT> and be absolutely disgusted and horrified by the size of those inodes
    LT> already, and ask yourself whether extending the block size to 48 bits will
    LT> help or further hurt one of the biggest problems of ext3 right now?

    LT> (And yes, I realize that block numbers are just a small part of it. The
    LT> "vfs_inode" is also a real problem - it's got _way_ too many large
    LT> list-heads that explode on a 64-bit kernel, for example. Oh, well. My
    LT> point is that things like this can make a very real issue _worse_ for all
    LT> the people who don't care one whit about it)

    LT> Linus
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