Re: [PATCH 2/9] sector_t format string

From: Roman Zippel
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 10:22:08 EST


On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> With CONFIG_LBD, 32-bit machines can already support large block
> devices.
> If you feel that hardcoding u64 as sector numbers will mean ext4 suddenly
> fails on 32-bit, you misunderstand the situation completely.

With CONFIG_LBD disabled you still had the truncation/complexity issues
somewhere else, so you gain nothing, but waste memory in ext4.

bye, Roman
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