[Linux-cluster] GFS 2Tb limit

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at matchmail.com
Wed Sep 1 20:45:05 UTC 2004

Stephen Willey wrote:

> There was a post a while back asking about 2Tb limits and the 
> consensus was that with 2.6 you should be able to exceed the 2Tb limit 
> with GFS.  I've been trying several ways to get GFS working including 
> using software raidtabs and LVM (seperately :) ) and everytime I try 
> to use mkfs.gfs on a block device larger than 2Tb I get the following:
> Command: mkfs.gfs -p lock_dlm -t cluster1:gfs1 -j 8 /dev/md0
> Result: mkfs.gfs: can't determine size of /dev/md0: File too large

Doesn't MD have trouble with SW RAID arrays larger than 2TB?

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