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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