Subject: Re: Large disk support in NetBSD, is it hard to do and is anyone working on it?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2006 03:41:41
In article <200604242112.k3OLCmqV016335@lothlorien.nfbcal.org>,
Brian Buhrow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Further investigation reveals that FreeBSD also seems to suffer from
>this limitation. David, how hard do you think it would be to define a new
>disklabel format in which all the geometry values are 64-bit values? I'm
>thinking a new magic value could be assigned, and NetBSD could be taught
>to recognize both values, much like was done for the new partition ID.
> Also, in looking at the code for raidframe, it seems there may be some
>lurking bugs with signed versus unsigned numbers being used in the same
>place. At least, it appears there are some issues there with raidframe.
I would advise against creating such a large filesystem/partition without
a journaled filesystem. This is not a NetBSD specific problem. I have had
disastrous results with linux too (and their journaled filesystems).