16TB ext3 mainstream - when?

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Wed Oct 4 00:06:11 UTC 2006

On Oct 03, 2006  23:30 +0100, Chris Allen wrote:
> Are we likely to see patches to allow 16TB ext3 in the mainstream
> kernel any time soon?

I think the patches are going into -mm (if not already), so start testing...
If not, they have been posted here several times, along with a URL for

> I am working with a storage box that has 16x750GB drives RAID5-ed together
> to create a potential 10.5TB of potential storage. But because ext3 is 
> limited to
> 8TB I am forced to split into 2 smaller ext3 filesystems which is really 
> cumbersome
> for my app.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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