[linux-lvm] LVM limits?

Chris Cox chris_cox at stercomm.com
Mon Jan 28 17:38:14 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-01-28 at 20:24 +0100, Jordi Prats wrote:
> Hi all,
> I found on a webpage this two sentences:
> - The combination of 32-bit CPU and Linux kernel version 2.6.x, the
> limit of logical volume size is maximized at 16TB.
> - For Linux kernel 2.6.x running on 64-bit CPU, the maximum LV size is
> 8EB (extremely terrible big storage for this time being!)
> Are they right?

Ok.  But it's really impractical to have large multi-terabyte
single filesystem today.  What are you wanting to do?  Ever fsck a
2TB filesystem?  Consider yourself warned.

Or... were you just curious about the maximums?

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