ext3 - max filesystem size

Christian evilninja at gmx.net
Thu Mar 23 20:23:07 UTC 2006


On Sat, March 18, 2006 19:02, Malcom wrote:
> ext3 unfortunatelly only supports filesystem size up to 8TB, do you have
> an idea if / when this border will be increased ? I already found some
> discussions on LKML about it ?

according to [0] the max. filesystem size seems to be "2TiB to 32TiB",
which depends on the blocksize with which the fs has been created, iirc.

> Which FS would be a goof alternative ? AFAIK xfs is not suported by
> redhat el 4 ...

doesn't Redhat ship with GFS too? might be exactly what you need for a


[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems
BOFH excuse #442:
Trojan horse ran out of hay

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