Re: 512 byte magic multiplier (was: Large File support and blocks)

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 11:53:27 EST

> What I'd like to add is: while we're at it, how about losing the 512
> byte magic multiplier and go with the filesystem block size? That way
> Ext2 file size automatically goes up by a factor of 8 every time we
> manage to double the filesystem block size (blocksize*2 and triple
> indirect => 2**3).

Except that there is no guarantee (or probability) that the ext2fs is aligned
at the disk level on a 4K granularity boundary

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