Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/1999 13:53:07
On Tue, 23 Mar 1999 22:34:33 +0100 (MET)
Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * Are there some utilies (fsck?) to convert the FS to all-big inodes (if
> that's even wanted)? Or is this "mixed size" operation the usual mode,
> with only some inodes being "big" ones?
A file system is newfs'd normal, or with the large-inode option. A
given file system instance does not have both large and small inodes.
Whether or not the extra space in the inode is actually USED is another
> * We're very close to the 1.4 cut, and if the code goes in now, there
> will probably not too much testing. Can we risk this?
Yes. The large inode support itself is fairly straight-forward. And, we've
been running it here for some time already.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>