On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 08:32:28AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > Great!
> > How about 64bit linux? (e.g. XFS for IA-64 linux)
> Well, so far that does not help much, it all depends on what the sizes
> of the basic types generated by gcc are on those platforms, I do not
> have a list for all platforms, but so far as I know, ia64 for example
> is still stuck with 32 bit inodes and 2Tbyte block devices. However,
> a patch was just floated on the ia64 list to do 64 bit device access
> and other components of that work have appeared in the past.
Ben LaHaise wrote patches to support >2TB devices. It should work on
both i386 and ia64 (and other platforms), but will ofcourse be faster on
64 bit platforms.
I don't know if it has been included in 2.5 yet, or of it will be, but
the patch is out there.