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Re: [RFC 0/3] Convert XFS inode hashes to radix trees

To: David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC 0/3] Convert XFS inode hashes to radix trees
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: 04 Oct 2006 19:59:15 +0200
Cc: xfs-dev@xxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx, LKML <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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David Chinner <dgc@xxxxxxx> writes:
> And yes, 64 bit systems are cheap, cheap, cheap so IMO this
> functionality is really irrelevant moving forward. If it had come
> along a couple of years ago then it would be different, but I think
> mainstream technology is finally catching up with XFS so it's not a
> critical issue anymore... ;)

One issue is that people often still run a lot of 32bit userland
even with 64bit kernels. The compat layer will just truncate
the inodes I think. But so far I haven't heard of anybody
complaining on x86-64.


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