Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 03/23/1999 17:31:30
> Because then applications have to keep all of the data payload in a
> particular byte order. Half of our architectures (or there abouts) would
> then all have to always byte swap.
Um, we already do this in the network drivers. What's the big deal?
IMHO, it would be a good idea to specify a fixed byte order for the
whole large-i-node - the cost for this is really small, and the
benefit is huge. Imagine: no more architecture-specific filesystems.
> The magic number is a 32-bit integer, so we have tons of space. :-)
Famous last words... :')