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Re: [Linux-cluster] Re: 32bits vs 64bits (was: GFS limits: fs size, etc.)



On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 06:55:59PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> Does this mean the on-disk-format is independent of the machine word
> size?

Yep.

> Just out of interest, what will happen, if a 32bit cluster member
> tries to join/mount a too-large fs? Will the operation fail or will
> there be silent data corruption?

Yeah, right now, mounting a too-large filesystem will corrupt the
filesystem when you write past the 16TB boundary.  I'll work on getting
mkfs to write a flag into the superblock that the filesystem will check
on mount.

-- 
Ken Preslan <kpreslan redhat com>


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