Re: [Ext2-devel] [PATCH 2/9] sector_t format string
From: Roman Zippel
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 10:33:46 EST
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > 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.
I'm not sure we're talking about the same thing, my initial concern was
this comment from Andrew: "I'd have thought that we'd just make ext4
depend on 64-bit sector_t and be done with it." This would require LBD and
I don't think this is "just fine" on 32bit machines.
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