Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
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. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr