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A better ext4

A better ext4

Posted Jan 24, 2008 15:33 UTC (Thu) by sayler (guest, #3164)
Parent article: A better ext4

"One amusing effect of this change is that the size of a directory entry can now be as large
as 64KB as well. But the field which holds the size of directory entries is only 16 bits wide.
So a special hack has been employed to recognize 64KB directory entries and keep everything
consistent."

Huh?


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64K byte directory entries

Posted Jan 29, 2008 3:25 UTC (Tue) by xoddam (subscriber, #2322) [Link]

modulo 216, 64K is equivalent to zero.


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