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Date:	Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:32:52 -0700
From:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@....com>
To:	Valerie Aurora Henson <vaurora@...hat.com>
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Subject: Re: 64-bit inode support in e2fsprogs? (was Re: [RFC PATCH 11/17]	Fix
 overflow in calculation of total file system blocks)

On Nov 13, 2008  22:10 -0500, Valerie Aurora Henson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 01:04:02PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > There is a similar fix missing from ext2fs_allocate_inode_bitmap() (even
> > though there isn't any support for 64-bit inode numbers as yet.
> 
> That's a question I have: Should the 64-bit port have partial support
> for 64-bit inodes?  Supporting 64-bit inodes is enough effort and risk
> (especially in terms of glue code to convert back to 32-bit versions)
> that I think it makes sense to wait until we know more about what they
> will look like and have concrete plans to support them.

I agree, in general, but this kind of wordsize overflow bug is easy to
miss, and we may as well only have to figure out the bug once.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

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