Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: Brian Buhrow <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/24/2006 00:03:28
On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 08:35:58PM -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
> 	Hello folks.  I've just spent the day building a new raid array
> comprised of 7 500GB disks.  This is a raid 5 array, meaning I'm proposing
> to build something close to a 3TB array.  After configuring all the disks,
> initializing the array, and calculating parity on it, I discovered that the
> NetBSD disklabel can only count up to 2^32 sectors on any given disk.  In
> looking at the current sources on cvsweb, it appears that -current still
> has this limitation.
> 	Does anyone have any suggested work arounds for how to create logical
> disks larger than  2.1TB?  Also, should I file a bug on this one or is it a
> well known enough problem that it will get taken care of sooner or later?

Can you use the raw partition of the disk?  The disklabel should then be
ignored, so should not be an issue.