Subject: Re: newfs can't make filesystems over 1TB in size
To: Brian Buhrow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 12/09/2002 20:18:39
On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> Hi Luke. Hmm. I hope one of the folks you indicated will comment, as
> this 1TB fs limit is going to become an issue, I think, as we use more and
> more larger disks, especially for those of us fond of raid controllers and
> raidframe software.
> On another note, I notice that all the disk driver front ends
> report their disk capacities as signed 32-bit integers. If I walk through
> and convert them to use unsigned 32-bit integers, and submit the changes as
> a pr, how likely, do you think, that such a change would get rolled into
> the source tree?
Uhm, why not change them all to off_t? Even though you're not changing
size, you're changing semantics, and so you'd have to supply compatability
calls for everything (where the values make it to userland), so why not
just fix things once & for all?