Re: any chance we could dump the 64k subdirectory limit before 2.4ships?

From: Ralf Baechle (
Date: Sun May 28 2000 - 11:14:52 EST

On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 06:49:56PM -0700, Hans Reiser wrote:

> > Again, there _are_ reasons
> > to change struct stat, but we'ld better collect these changes and do them
> > in one step.
> I agree on this point, and I am not feeling any need to get pushy about the
> 16 bit limit on nlink, I am just passing on user feature requests. It
> seems it is too late for 2.3 new features though, so let's do it in 2.5.

About half of the Linux ports already have a 32-bit __kernel_nlink_t, so
at least for those targets there shouldn't be any major problems.


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