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Re: 64-bit inodes and back again

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 64-bit inodes and back again
From: Michael Cronenworth <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:31:04 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20110928011020.GE3159@dastard>
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On 09/27/2011 08:10 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
I'm pretty sure this was fixed in 2.6.37. There's nothing wrong with
the filesystem, just the kernel code had an arbitrary restriction on
where inodes code be read from in 32-bit inode mode. That was
removed in commit d276734 ("xfs: fix bogus m_maxagi check in

OK, great. I'll be moving the system to kernel 3.0 soon.

xfs_reno is a tool designed to move all 64 bit inodes back into the
32 bit inode space again.


I'll give this a shot first.

Thanks for the pointers.

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