Re: [Ext2-devel] [PATCH 2/9] sector_t format string

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 10:19:57 EST

Roman Zippel wrote:

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Eric Sandeen wrote:

ext4 is being developed primarily to address scaling issues at the high end of
the storage spectrum. If you're concerned about carrying 64-bit containers,
just use ext3, and be happy with your 32-bit, < 16TB filesystems, I'd say.

The problem being that it doesn't _exclusively_ address scaling issues, some new features may well be interesting to non high end users as well. If it's supposed to be a high end only fs, then please don't call ext4, otherwise it would mislead users about what it doesn't is - a general purpose fs.

It will work just fine on 32-bit machines.

You're making a mountain out of a molehill.


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