On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan wrote:
> Ken McDonell wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Russell Cattelan wrote:
> > > Hiroshi Aono wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I tried to run XFS on IA64, but kernel panic occurs.
> > The page size on IA64 is unlikely to be 4K bytes, so this already in
> > potentially dangerous territory.
> We don't really have any manifest constants in XFS tied to 4K, AFAICT.
> The only restriction is that blocksize is tied to PAGE_SIZE &
> PAGE_CACHE_SIZE ... both of which should be same for a given ARCH.
Good, that is better than I had understood the situation to be.
Warning: following question based on ignorance.
Will mkfs by default choose a blocksize that satisifies the
"restriction is that blocksize is tied to PAGE_SIZE &
And what _exactly_ does this restriction mean, given the semantic
imprecision of "tied to"?
> Internally we had tried XFS on IA64 about 3 months back.
> At that time some things were functional and the instability
> mostly came from the hardware ...