create very large file system
adilger at clusterfs.com
Thu Jul 20 15:02:09 UTC 2006
On Jul 20, 2006 13:17 +0200, Christian Iversen wrote:
> On Thursday 20 July 2006 08:26, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > On Jul 19, 2006 16:57 +0400, Alexander Zarochentsev wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 19 July 2006 16:10, Mark F wrote:
> > > > I've tried to create a large 5TB file system using both reiserfs and
> > > > ext3 and both have failed.
> > >
> > > you might need to convert the partition table to GPT format for
> > > supporting 2TB+ partitions. it can be done by the gnu parted tool.
> > Or, for that matter, don't use a partition table at all, since this
> > adds an unhelpful offset to all the filesystem structures and can
> > hurt performance on RAID where the filesystem is trying to align IO
> > to RAID stripe boundaries.
> Can linux still auto-detect raid volumes if there's no partition table?
Hmm, that I'm not sure of - we mostly deal with external RAID devices.
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Cluster File Systems, Inc.
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