Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Neil A. Carson <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/23/1999 17:28:57
> I guess you could always just allocate another i-node and store that
> other i-node number in the opaque data field, effectively making it
> 'unlimited.'

Since i-nodes aren't named objects (that is, you can't get at them
directly from userland), this would require changes to the filesystem.
But in theory I think that's not a completely unreasonable idea.
I've often fantasized about a sort of double i-node, with two sets of
file pointers but all the other information shared, and this would be
a step in that direction.