[linux-lvm] LVM limits?

Vesa-Pekka Palmu palmu at aski.hut.fi
Mon Jan 28 19:53:37 UTC 2008

On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Ehud Karni wrote:

> On Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:38:14 Chris Cox wrote:
>> 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.
> Just last night I ran fsck on my home 1.5 TB file server (it is software
> RAID-5 - mdadm, built on 7200 RPM, 500GB SATA2 x 4, ext3 without LVM).
> It has went 191 days without fsck so when I booted the machine (I just
> upgraded to 2.6.18-53.1.6.el5) it did the fsck automaticaly.
> It took less then 90 minutes.

ext3 isn't the best filesystem for large volumes, it's worth considering 
alternatives like jfs.

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