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Re: 2**31-1 blocks question



Thanks.

Basically, I should avoid creating such a large filesystems.




On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Bodo Thiesen <bothie gmx de> wrote:
> * Eric Sandeen <sandeen redhat com> hat geschrieben:
>
>> Mag Gam wrote:
>>> We need to create very large filesystems. We prefer to have a
>>> filesystem which is 12TB but it seems ext3 does not suppor that.
>> Most recent ext3 kernelspace and userspace should technically
>> make it to 16T.
>
> [...]
>
>> The downside is you probably can't mount it, because it's
>> block size > page size on most architectures (like x86 and x86_64)
>
> Contradiction? Anyone?
>
> @Mag Gam: In other words: No, you can't, sorry.
>
> However, in dependence of what you *really* need, you could create two or
> more file systems of lower size and mount some in places, where many files
> are stored. Yes, I know, that this is sub-optimal - but better take a
> sub-optimal solution than no solution ;)
>
> Regards, Bodo
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