Subject: Re: wow! Look at all that disk space!
To: None <>
From: Kenneth D. Merry <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/12/1999 22:44:21
Andrew Brown wrote...
> >> >No- it's actually a bug in df I believe- or maybe's certainly
> >> >not real...but it was fascinating that nobody questioned it right away...
> >> 
> >> *are* at nasa, where they do build *massive* storage
> >> arrays, right?  imho, there was a chance you were just bragging.  :)
> >
> >At first, I thought the same thing.  But, if you calculate it out, it would
> >take ~977 Billion 18 Gig disks to get the ~18 Exabytes of disk space that
> >showed up in his df output.
> does make some nice big 32 gig (ultra 2 wide scsi) drives.
> that cuts it down to a little over half a trillion.

You mean 36 Gig. :)  (We've got one on eval at work.)

> >I think that would strain the production output of Seagate, IBM and Quantum
> >combined. :)
> very probably, yes.  oh well...nasa'll have to wait. :)

That much storage space may happen one day.  Who knows. :)

Kenneth Merry