Subject: Re: A few questions about INN, partition sizes, and current.
To: None <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/1995 18:12:13
> NetBSD supports partitions up to 2^63 bytes long. Thats 
> 8,589,934,592 Gigabytes, which should be enough for all but the
> largest news spools.

only nominally; in reality, the FFS _still_ can't deal with that much,
because of hard coded uses of 32 bits as "block numbers."

so, in reality, you've only got 4G blocks...  which, assuming 512 byte
blocks (bad assumption; that's DEV_BSIZE, not FS block size, but
it's a nice absolute lower bound), you've got 2Tb.

That's still at least a year or two away from fitting in a 3.5" form
factor.  8-)