Re: Big files in ext2fs (but not i_osync)

Itai Nahshon (
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 08:47:12 +0200

Albert D. Cahalan wrote:
> Less complicated:
> Because of the block groups, fragments will always contain less
> than 2**16 blocks. Correct? The 12 direct pointers are enough
> space for 8 extents if you skip the file offset information.
> The file offset information can be skipped since a linear search
> through 8 extents is not too bad.

Maybe, but it does not allow any form of sparse files!


Itai Nahshon

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