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Re: [PATCH, RFC] xfsprogs: add xfs_reno(8)

To: Michael Monnerie <michael.monnerie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] xfsprogs: add xfs_reno(8)
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 08:48:18 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200905290837.11098@xxxxxx>
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Michael Monnerie wrote:
> On Donnerstag 28 Mai 2009 Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> The Linux port of xfs_reno
> When used, does it move inodes on disk, or just change the numbers?

Both.  location == number == location == number ...

> Because there seems to be still danger on inode64, would it be worth to 
> sometimes run xfs_reno to get most files back to inode32, but still 
> mount with inode64? I know this would create big inodes again, but at 
> least old data would be safe.

that sounds like going in circles....  I wouldn't recommend it.

Either you want 64-bit inodes.... or not.


> mfg zmi

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