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Filesystem too large...




I need to setup a 3.27TB ext3 filesystem using -i 1024 and -b 1024.

When I try to format this partition I get the "Filesystem too large." error. Are there any plans to update these limits? are there any patches already available that I can try out? Or am I just SOL here?



(vzbu2 ~)# fdisk -l /dev/etherd/e1.1

Disk /dev/etherd/e1.1: 3600.7 GB, 3600795892224 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 437771 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/etherd/e1.1 doesn't contain a valid partition table


(vzbu2 ~)# lvdisplay
  --- Logical volume ---
  LV Name                /dev/lvg01/vz
  VG Name                lvg01
  LV UUID                CH5TEA-WC61-oSMX-olxz-sBTf-L1Ho-E1740u
  LV Write Access        read/write
  LV Status              available
  # open                 0
  LV Size                3.27 TB
  Current LE             858496
  Segments               1
  Allocation             inherit
  Read ahead sectors     0
  Block device           253:0



mkfs.ext3 -i 1024 -b 1024 /dev/lvg01/vz
mke2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
mkfs.ext3: Filesystem too large.  No more than 2**31-1 blocks
         (8TB using a blocksize of 4k) are currently supported.


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