On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 01:58:11PM -0500, Robert Huff wrote:
> Erik Trulsson writes:
> >  >  Question (for anyone who has an informed opinion):
> >  >  If there any technical reason that couldn't be expanded to 32
> >  > bits?  Or is it possible but not done for historical or
> >  > policy reasons, and if so what are they?
> >  
> >  It probably could be expanded to 32 bits if that was deemed
> >  useful.  Doing that would of course require re-creating any
> >  existing filesystems since the on-disk format would change, which
> >  would be a PITA for users, but certainly possible.
>       I seem to remember at least one case (3.x -> 4.0 ????) where a
> major version change had no upgrade path - to get the new stuff you
> had to reinstall.

You are probably thinking of the 4.x -> 5.x upgrade where you pretty much
had to reinstall if you wanted to switch from UFS1 to UFS2. (But you could
of course keep using UFS1 if you wanted.)

>       But I agree there's no reason based on current evidence to do
> this.
>       Thanks.
>                               Robert Huff

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Erik Trulsson
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