[Linux-cluster] largest CIFS/Samba export? largest GFS export?

Michael Will mwill at penguincomputing.com
Thu Feb 9 22:53:16 UTC 2006

ci1150389,00.html>  suggests
that CIFS can export >320TB filesystems in the case of panasas, 16TB in
the case of GFS. None if this talks about 
limits on the 32bit windows client side though. Maybe there is none for
the filesystem but only for the file size? (4G?)


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Subject: [Linux-cluster] largest CIFS/Samba export? largest GFS export?

What are current size limits for large storage pools. I was considering
aggragating 20 2TB luns on a fibre SAN with LVM2 into one 40TB volume,
create a filesystem on it with XFS and export it both with NFS v3 to
linux clients
as well as with samba to windows clients.
The linux clients are all 2.6 kernel 64bit, so they should not have an
issue with this,
but what about the 32bit windows clients running windows2003 and
windowsxp ? 
Do you have any experience exporting larger than 2TB filesystems to
windows clients through samba?
Does GFS have similar restrictions (linux clients only assumed) ?
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