roberthuff at rcn.com
Sun Nov 9 10:58:15 PST 2008
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.
But I agree there's no reason based on current evidence to do
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