On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 06:59:29AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> Joshua Schmidlkofer wrote:
> > Should I be using the inode64 option on my Opteron and EMT64 systems?
> > I am using Gentoo amd64 stuff, so everything is
> > build 64bit, I just wondered if I should be using the inode64 option.
> > Thanks, Joshua
> If your filesystems are 1 Tbyte or larger then yes, otherwise it
> does not really make any difference. You can enable this at any point,
> once you have done it though, the inodes will be out there and
> you cannot get rid of them.
On IRIX we do have xfs_reno(1M) which can renumber inodes
by swaping extents, copying dirents, copying EAs etc...(relies on XFS
to allocate new inode).
However, it is not ported to Linux.