Re: [PATCH 8/9] 48-bit block numbers for extended attributes
From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 02:39:42 EST
On Wed, 09 Aug 2006 18:22:09 -0700
Mingming Cao <cmm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> As we are planning to support 48-bit block numbers for ext4,
> we need to support 48-bit block numbers for extended attributes.
> In the short term, we can do this by reuse (on-disk) 16-bit
> padding (linux2.i_pad1 currently used only by "hurd") as high
> order bits for xattr. This patch basically does that.
Short-term tends to become medium-term, then you're stuck with it.
What is the plan here?
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