Re: [PATCH 2/9] sector_t format string

From: Roman Zippel
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 09:26:32 EST


On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> > Considering the amount of complexity we add for the high end, why is it
> > suddenly a bad thing to add even a _little_ complexity for the other end?
> This is ext4 not ext3 we're talking about. The next gen Linux filesystem
> should be tuned for modern machines -- 64bit, moving forward -- while still
> working just fine on 32bit.

If you force everyone to use 64bit sector numbers, I don't understand how
you can claim "still working just fine on 32bit"?
At some point ext4 is probably going to be the de facto standard, which
very many people want to use, because it has all the new features, which
won't be ported to ext2/3. So I still don't understand, what's so wrong
about a little tuning in both directions?

bye, Roman
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