Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/1999 13:13:33
On Mar 23, Hubert Feyrer wrote
> So I'll have to newfs my disk(s) when the next release with ACLs (or
> whatever) comes out to use them? I think it would be better to enable a
> soft(er) transition...

Given how FFS is structured, a conversion tool seems hard to do. This may
require moving data block around to make space for the inode. It may
even not be possible to convert a FFS is there is not enouth free space for
the inodes's extra data.
And what happens if the conversion is interrupted, that's another story :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.