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Re: [PATCH, RFC] default to inode64 on 64-bit systems

To: Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] default to inode64 on 64-bit systems
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 09:06:08 -0500
Cc: xfs mailing list <xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> On 06.07.2009 13:25, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> I'm tiring of telling people to use the inode64 mount option
>> when they are experiencing bad performance on large xfs 
>> filesystems...
>>
>> 32-bit userspace is still largely broken when it comes to still
>> using 32-bit stat calls, but on 64-bit systems this should be
>> safe.
>>
>> The only problem here is moving the disk onto a 32-bit system, or using
>> 32-bit apps.  But I think it's a small risk.
>>
>> What do we think about the following?
> 
> What is with people running 64bit kernel but 32bit Userspace?
> 

Good point.  I wonder how many do that...   hrm.

-Eric

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