On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 07:12:38PM -0500, Ivan.Novick@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi all,
> My understanding from the documentation is that inode64 allows
> inode numbers to be 64 bits in size rather than the default of
> Is this correct?
> Will the option work fine on 32 bit X86 builds?
Yes, with a few caveats - all userspace applications, libraries, etc
need to use stat64() rather than stat() so that 64 bit inode numbers
can be correctly exported to userspace.
> The documentation also says:
> "This is provided for backwards compatibility, but causes problems
> for backup applications that cannot handle large inode numbers."
> Is this a current issue? Any examples of backup applications that
> have trouble reading a file system that uses this option?
See this discussion:
EMC Networker is one of the backup programs that has historically
not supported 64 bit inodes. Whether that is still true or not,
maybe you can find out for us. ;)