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Re: XFS installer

To: Nathan Scott <>
Subject: Re: XFS installer
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 14:38:13 +0200
Cc: Seth Mos <>, Brandon Barker <>,,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 09:42:11PM +1000
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On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 09:42:11PM +1000, Nathan Scott wrote:

> > Urg.  MIPS also supports various page sizes and so this will limit the
> > use of XFS for file exchange.  Is this planned to be fixed?
> Yes, for the filesystem blocksize < pagesize case anyway - slated
> for Linux/XFS 1.1.  On IRIX mkfs defaults to a 4K blocksize, which
> is fortunate I guess.
> IRIX/XFS supports 512byte through to 64K blocksizes, so having
> variable page sizes on Linux/MIPS actually makes sharing easier
> on MIPS than on many other architectures.

Some chips now support page sizes of 1kb an higher, so the case of
filesystems of large blocksize than pagesize is also going to be of some


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