Subject: Re: File system > 1 Terabyte
To: Selvan Naidoo <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/30/2004 12:59:10
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On Sep 29, 2004, at 7:51 AM, Selvan Naidoo wrote:
> I have a query with regards to disk storage in excess of 1 Terabyte.
> I have a 1.6.2 Stable unit that's attached to SCSI Raid unit with a
> of approximately 1,2 Terabytes.
You cannot create a file system larger than 1TB with the FFS code in
1.6.2. NetBSD 2.0 will include FFSv2 which has 64-bit block numbers,
which enable > 1TB file systems. Sorry, the changes are too large to
try and back-port to 1.6.2.
The remaining problem is, as you have noticed, the disklabel still uses
32-bit block numbers, giving a max of 2TB. We are planning for that
issue to be fixed in NetBSD 3.0.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>
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