Subject: Re: as long as we're hitting FFS...
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/1999 12:37:53
Ross Harvey wrote:

> I can think of more things: increasing NDADDR, for one. It's only 12 right
> now. Perhaps there is no point in this one idea, but that's the reason for
> the open development review.

Another thing is storage of small files in the inode itself, ala short
symlinks.  Not much of a win with the size inodes we have now, but
with larger inodes and an unused opaque area...  Migration to and from
inode-containered files might be fun :)  Hmm, thinking about this more,
maybe there's not much that is small enough.  Pid files and lock
files come to mind, but not much else.

I'm sure the list could go on, and on, and ...