Re: [reiserfs-dev] Re: Ext2 directory index: ALS paper and benchmarks

From: Ragnar Kj°rstad (kernel@ragnark.vestdata.no)
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 16:10:26 EST


On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 11:28:00PM +0300, Hans Reiser wrote:
> Using a union of filesystems, that might not even be compiled into the
> kernel or as modules, in struct inode is just..... bad.
>
> It is really annoying when the filesystems with larger inodes bloat up
> the size for those who are careful with their bytes, can we do something
> about that generally?

I believe it has been desided to solve this either by:
* including a filesystem-specific pointer in the general inode
or
* have the filesystem build the inode, and include all the general inode
  variables in it's data-structure.

If it's not alreaddy done in 2.5 I think it's just a question of time.

-- 
Ragnar Kj°rstad
Big Storage
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