Subject: Re: file system format for large, shared, removable USB disk
To: None <>
From: Michael Parson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/02/2006 14:34:56
On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 03:26:41PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> I need to buy a large external hard drive that needs to work with both
> NetBSD 3.0.1 and Linux, read-write.  What are good choices for the file
> system?  Is our ext2 read-write support good enough?  What is the largest
> file system I can create that way?

I've not tried ext2 under NetBSD, from what I've heard, it seems to do OK.

I have created multiple filesystems in excess of 1T with ext2 (and later
converted to ext3).

Michael Parson