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From: Slava, Alex (raf.devel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-23 17:31:34

> On 5/22/06, Tomas Puverle <Tomas.Puverle_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > There are filesystems out there that support 128 bits for file sizes. So I
> > think there needs to be a more general solution.
> >

Totally agree about more general solution.

That does not change anything, but just out of curiosity some
calculations were made: the number of atoms in the graphite of a
pencil is < 2^72,

so the storage providing capacity to hold files with 128-bit offset
would have to contain at least as many atoms as 8*2^56 = 2^59 pencil
leads ! Hundreds of tons of material that should be. And this is with
just 1 atom per bit of information. Seems a bit too much for any
conceivable technology... What FS would need to provide support for
such capacities ?

Svyatoslav Trukhanov,
Oleksii Ursulenko

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