Re: what is our answer to ZFS?

From: Bernd Eckenfels
Date: Mon Nov 21 2005 - 19:15:23 EST

In article <200511211252.04217.rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:
> I believe that on 64 bit platforms, Linux has a 64 bit clean VFS. Python says
> 2**64 is 18446744073709551616, and that's roughly:
> 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes
> 18,446,744,073,709 megs
> 18,446,744,073 gigs
> 18,446,744 terabytes
> 18,446 ... what are those, petabytes?
> 18 Really big lumps of data we won't be using for a while yet.

The prolem is not about file size. It is about for example unique inode
numbers. If you have a file system which spans multiple volumnes and maybe
nodes, you need more unqiue methods of addressing the files and blocks.

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