Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 30th Jun 2006 17:00 UTC, submitted by Rahul
General Development A series of patches has been proposed on the Linux kernel mailing list earlier by a team of engineers from Red Hat, ClusterFS, IBM, and Bull to extend the Ext3 filesystem, adding support for very large filesystems. After a long discussion, the developers came forward with a plan to roll these changes into a new version: Ext4. LWN covered the changes as well as the arguments put forward for a new filesystem a few weeks back.
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RE: 48-bit filesystem
by transami on Fri 30th Jun 2006 18:53 UTC in reply to "48-bit filesystem"
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"go stright to 64-bit"

My thought's exactly. And then I thought why not do like the internet and ipv6, go 128-bit and be done with it.

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RE[2]: 48-bit filesystem
by McBofh on Sat 1st Jul 2006 02:39 in reply to "RE: 48-bit filesystem"
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Probably because the amount of re-design and re-engineering involved to successfully get to 128bit and still maintain enough compatibility with existing systems is huge. Just look at how long it's taken Sun to get ZFS ready as an example.

It would be a good thing, though, to see at least 64bit support. I guess I'll just have to keep waiting a while longer.

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