2**31-1 blocks question

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Wed May 12 01:42:28 UTC 2010


Basically, I should avoid creating such a large filesystems.

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Bodo Thiesen <bothie at gmx.de> wrote:
> * 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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