On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 09:37:44PM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> Alex Elder put forth on 4/9/2010 5:01 PM:
> > OK, it's been about two months since Eric proposed this, and
> > I'm finally getting around to writing up a response.
> > I discussed this with a few people within SGI, and there were
> > two main concerns that were mentioned:
> > - This may be a problem for some NFS clients
> > - This may be a problem for some backup software
> > We don't believe there are any direct issues with DMF or CXFS
> > in making this change.
> > I understand that the change is only in the default behavior,
> > and that forcing 32-bit inodes will still be an available
> > option.
> Hi Alex,
> How will this change affect those people running 32bit CPUs and kernels, if
> at all? Or is this change related not to the word width of the hardware/OS
> but to the size of the filesystem and/or number of files/inodes contained
> within? You mentioned possible issues with NFS. Are there any issues with
> Intel Atom (32bit x86) CPUs
No, I think Atom is 64 bit.
/me checks his mailserver
Yup, it's running a 64 bit kernel and 64 bit userspace. No 32 bit