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To: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Hiten Pandya <hmp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 17:42:52 +0100

Matthew Dillon wrote:
    Joerg and I have discussed the struct stat and struct dirent changes.
    So far the stat work has been committed and the dirent work is still
    in progress.  This is work to increase ino_t from 32 to 64 bits and
    nlink_t from 16 to 32 bits.

I forgot to discuss this with Joerg and you, but why not increase nlink_t all the way up to 64-bits? I am aware it will take 4 bytes more of store space but atleast we will not need to mess with these things for the near future.

It might be an idea to do bump other fields as well. I am currently preparing a patch set for bumping up daddr_t to 64-bits. Personally if it was possible I would push the latter all the way to 128-bits but not quite possible at this moment in time.

What about time related fields, are they currently 64-bits wide?


Hiten Pandya

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