Subject: Re: newfs can't make filesystems over 1TB in size
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/11/2002 09:14:23
On Monday,  9 December 2002 at 20:18:39 -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Brian Buhrow wrote:
>> 	Hi Luke.   Hmm. I hope one of the folks you indicated will comment, as
>> this 1TB fs limit is going to become an issue, I think, as we use more and
>> more larger disks, especially for those of us fond of raid controllers and
>> raidframe software.
>> 	On another note, I notice that all the disk driver front ends
>> report their disk capacities as signed 32-bit integers.  If I walk through
>> and convert them to use unsigned 32-bit integers, and submit the changes as
>> a pr, how likely, do you think, that such a change would get rolled into
>> the source tree?
> Uhm, why not change them all to off_t? Even though you're not changing
> size, you're changing semantics, and so you'd have to supply compatability
> calls for everything (where the values make it to userland), so why not
> just fix things once & for all?

Why not just port UFS 2 from FreeBSD?

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