Re: [00/17] Large Blocksize Support V3

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 15:16:57 EST

On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 06:44:51 -0700 William Lee Irwin III <wli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 11:55:42PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Please address my point: if in five years time x86 has larger or varible
> > pagesize, this code will be a permanent millstone around our necks which we
> > *should not have merged*.
> > And if in five years time x86 does not have larger pagesize support then
> > the manufacturers would have decided that 4k pages are not a performance
> > problem, so we again should not have merged this code.
> So the verdict is wait 5 years, see if x86 did anything, and so on.

You missed the bit about "evaluate alternatives".
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