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Re: XFS allows expansions, but no contraction?

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Subject: Re: XFS allows expansions, but no contraction?
From: Dean Roehrich <roehrich@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 14:55:42 -0500
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>From:  Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
>> Probably an extension of the xfs_fsr approach would be the way to
>> go. One major issue is it is impossible to do this without changing
>> inode numbers. Some applications rely on inode numbers remaining a
>> constant.
>
>But none I know do this over umount/remount (ok except for NFS stateless 
>filehandles, but that can be cured by remounting on the client too) 

Hierarchical Storage Managers (HSMs)--the things that use DMAPI--may very well
expect filehandles to be valid across reboots (the DMAPI spec supports this
expectation).

Dean


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