Re: Large File support and blocks.

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 04:36:25 EST

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 05:59:09PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Long long things, even it they work well, are not very nice on 32 bit
> machines. For the time being, I'd advise increasing cluster size rather
> than using 64 bit values.

Doesn't help, because we're talking about numbers which are used deep
in the guts of the block device code. At that level, we are counting
in sectors, whose size is determined by the disk and which we can't
arbitrarily redefine to suit our own needs.

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