Subject: Re: Huge (> 1TB) disk
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/13/2002 23:08:17
Thor Lancelot Simon <> writes:
> > We really should fix this. The limitations in FFS are largely
> > artificial -- an ffs2 that did 64 bit quantities for all these things
> > would be very straightforward to produce.
> If we were going to do *that*, it would make sense to rip out all the
> rotational placement and other obsolete complexity at the same time.

A good idea...

> But once you start to go there, it starts to look an *awful* lot
> like it might just make sense to build a simple filesystem that
> mostly trusts the disk to place blocks.

Well, now that you mention it...

Perry E. Metzger
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