2**31-1 blocks question

Stephen Samuel samuel at bcgreen.com
Thu May 13 07:40:29 UTC 2010

Your core problem, as I see it, is that you're running at the boundary of
what ext3
is capable of, in any event.  This means that, even if you do manage to get
working you're going to be running into other boundary related conditions
(like your
first fsck taking longer than an upgrade would have, the inability to expand
filesystem much past it's current size, and god-only knows what else.

In other words, if you need to stay with the current version of centos for
reasons, then continue on this path, otherwise, an upgrade is likely to make
easier in the long run.

... and if you can swing an upgrade to 64 bit, you may avoid other side
effects of
working with a filesystem this large.

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:43 PM, Mag Gam <magawake at gmail.com> wrote:

> Running centos 5.2 on Intel Xeon .
> Any advice?
> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Stephen Samuel <samuel at bcgreen.com>
> wrote:
> > It seems to me that Mag is running a somewhat older system. That would
> > explain the problems
> > with expanding ext3 past 8TB.  Perhaps this would be a good excuse to
> plan
> > an upgrade to the OS, and maybe also the hardware.
> >
> > On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at redhat.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Mag Gam wrote:
> >> > Thanks.
> >> >
> >> > Basically, I should avoid creating such a large filesystems.
> >>
> >> ... on ext3.  Other filesystems can handle this better; ext4 should
> >> be quite useable up to 16T, others can go larger still.
> >>

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