Re: [PATCH 2/9] sector_t format string
From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 10:24:27 EST
Roman Zippel wrote:
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
With CONFIG_LBD, 32-bit machines can already support large block
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.
You gain simplicity and reduced number of code paths.
"waste memory" is hardly a significant argument. I doubt you will
notice a difference.
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