[TriLUG] huge filesystems
ppeeler at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 16:06:11 EST 2005
> RHEL4 /should/ be able to handle a filesystem that large, however I'm not sure if it's ever actually been tested. I'd be very interested to know the results.
certainly will post the results and how i got there.
> I am somewhat surprised that fdisk isn't choking on it, then again you haven't tried to actually change anything. If you do need to muck with the partition table, I'd suggest trying parted if fdisk chokes.
fdisk will actually let me delete and create a partition. i am trying
to create the partition and make it's fs with parted now.
> Had you actually tried to put an ext3 filesystem on it with RHEL4? ext3 under RHEL4 can theoretically go up to 8TB. GFS on RHEL4 (when released) should be able to go much higher, as well.
Did try with mke2fs, ala mkfs.ext3 and the result was always a 1.4 tb fs.
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