Re: [PATCH 0/4] Use 64-bit inode numbers internally in the kernel

From: Josh Boyer
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 20:34:28 EST

On 8/14/06, David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

These patches make the kernel use 64-bit inode numbers internally, even on a
32-bit system. They are required because some filesystems have intrinsic
64-bit inode numbers: NFS and XFS for example. The 64-bit inode numbers are
then propagated to userspace automatically where the arch supports it.

Out of curiosity, is there a performance hit for 32-bit systems? Have
you done any minimal benchmarks to see?

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