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Re: [RFC 0/3] Convert XFS inode hashes to radix trees

To: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC 0/3] Convert XFS inode hashes to radix trees
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 17:47:08 -0700
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On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 08:22:56AM +1000, David Chinner wrote:

> That's a good question. In a recent thread on linux-fsdevel about
> these patches Christoph Hellwig pointed out that 32bit user space is
> not ready for 64 bit inodes, so it's probably going to be a while
> before the second half of this mod is ready (which exports 64 bit
> inodes ito userspace on 32bit platforms).

yes a patch changing struct kstat and filldir* was merged...

> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-fsdevel&m=115946211808497&w=2
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-fsdevel&m=115948836023569&w=2

> As it stands, there's still a few barriers to getting 64 bit inodes
> on 32 bit platforms and I can't see them going away quickly. Right
> now I see little reason in moving to 64 bit inodes for 32 bit
> platforms for XFS because of the 16TB filesystem size limit (that
> only needs 33-36 bit inodes depending on the inode size) and no
> 32bit platform is currently able to repair a filesystem of that
> size.

so that leaves NFS3+

is it really worth the pain then?

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