[Linux-cluster] GFS 2Tb limit

Stephen Willey stephen.willey at framestore-cfc.com
Fri Sep 3 09:35:13 UTC 2004

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>>>Either your utility is not opening the file with O_LARGEFILE or an
>>>O_LARGEFILE check has been incorrectly processed by the kernel. Please
>>>strace the utility and include the compressed results as a MIME
>>>attachment. Remember to compress the results, as most MTA's will reject
>>>messages of excessive size, in particular, mine.
> On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 04:09:38PM +0100, Stephen Willey wrote:
>>MD'd two 1.8Tb RAIDs together to form a 3.8Tb /dev/md0
>>mkfs.jfs /dev/md0 was successful
>>mkfs.gfs -p lock_dlm -t cluster1:gfs1 -j 8 /dev/md0 failed as expected 
>>with a File too large error
>>The strace output should be attached...
> So it's the latter. Could you give the precise kernel version in which
> you encountered this bug? Writing a patch for 2.6.9-rc1-mm2 and
> expecting it to be used may be too much to ask for...
> -- wli

I was using 2.6.7 patched with everything under the cluster trunk as per 
the instructions here:


I'll give the 2.6.9-rc1-mm2 kernel a try and let you know...



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