Subject: Re: `Large Inodes'
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/26/1999 10:33:31
On Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:03:36 -0500 (EST) 
 "Charles M. Hannum" <> wrote:

 > Furthermore, if I understand the problem you're actually trying to
 > solve, I think the `large inode' solution is an exceptionally poor way
 > to solve it.  If you're stacking something on top of FFS, there's no
 > reason the stacked layer can't keep its data elsewhere.  This is,
 > actually, the whole *point* of stacked VFS layers.  This data simply
 > doesn't belong in FFS at all.

...the issue with keeping it elsewhere is, quite simply, performance

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>