[Linux-cluster] Re: 32bits vs 64bits (was: GFS limits: fs size, etc.)

Ken Preslan kpreslan at redhat.com
Wed Sep 15 20:14:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 06:55:59PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Does this mean the on-disk-format is independent of the machine word
> size?


> Just out of interest, what will happen, if a 32bit cluster member
> tries to join/mount a too-large fs? Will the operation fail or will
> there be silent data corruption?

Yeah, right now, mounting a too-large filesystem will corrupt the
filesystem when you write past the 16TB boundary.  I'll work on getting
mkfs to write a flag into the superblock that the filesystem will check
on mount.

Ken Preslan <kpreslan at redhat.com>

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