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Re: Reduce XFS footprint (was Re: TAKE - remove a function xfs added to

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Subject: Re: Reduce XFS footprint (was Re: TAKE - remove a function xfs added to filemap.c
From: "Ralf G. R. Bergs" <rabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 20:27:42 +0100
Cc: "Seth Mos" <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>, "Stephen Lord" <lord@xxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <4.3.2.7.2.20020126184721.034f2338@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-to: "Ralf G. R. Bergs" <rabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Sat, 26 Jan 2002 18:52:30 +0100, Seth Mos wrote:

[...]
>Irix looks a lot like BSD which means that a lot of interfaces are 
>completely different from linux.
>The algorithms are mostly the same but the kernel is sufficiently different 
>that it needs a lot of work to make them play together. It is absolutely 
>not a drop-in kernel mod.

I see. Sorry, but I don't have any IRIX experience, so I was pretty clueless 
about that. Thanks for explaining!

>>I probably can't do that since as you know I use hardware RAIDs so I probably
>>need "big" filesystems, and I also need "big" files.
>
>What steve meant was big from a linux standpoint. XFS bigfiles are 2^63. I 
>don't how large files will become without this option though. You can't get 
>further that 2TB anyways on linux.

That will do for now. :-)

Thanks,

Ralf


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