Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/23/1999 13:59:00
On Tue, 23 Mar 1999 16:46:44 -0500 
 Ted Lemon <> wrote:

 > Also, why not have a magic-number,length header, and define a standard
 > way for applications to add their own stuff to this "resource fork"?
 > It doesn't seem like it would be much work, what you're doing now is
 > the simple case of it, and it seems like it would be potentially quite
 > winning.

Because it's not a "resource fork" per se, and the application we're
using happens to use enough of the space so that this is not really
feasible (considering we want to leave room to grow the timestamps
in the FFS-visible portion of the inode).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>