Subject: Re: Large inodes for ffs
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/1999 10:04:13
On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> 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 :)

I agree here. :-) It could be doable, but not easy. :-)

Take care,