2**31-1 blocks question

Bodo Thiesen bothie at gmx.de
Tue May 11 23:26:57 UTC 2010

* Eric Sandeen <sandeen at redhat.com> hat geschrieben:

> Mag Gam wrote:
>> We need to create very large filesystems. We prefer to have a
>> filesystem which is 12TB but it seems ext3 does not suppor that.
> Most recent ext3 kernelspace and userspace should technically
> make it to 16T.


> The downside is you probably can't mount it, because it's 
> block size > page size on most architectures (like x86 and x86_64)

Contradiction? Anyone?

@Mag Gam: In other words: No, you can't, sorry.

However, in dependence of what you *really* need, you could create two or
more file systems of lower size and mount some in places, where many files
are stored. Yes, I know, that this is sub-optimal - but better take a
sub-optimal solution than no solution ;)

Regards, Bodo

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