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Re: Disk and partition sizes (Was: sun4c)

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:16:11PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> So, can we find a sparc old enough to have an issue with filesystems
> past the 8GB mark? Maybe there just isn't one any more with recent
> NetBSD?

It is not easy to test. Most of the time you will be fine, and just reuse
low numbered inodes for /netbsd and /netbsd.old (slightly depending on your
exact update methoed). But sometime you might end up with a new /netbsd with
a high inode number and then the bootloader will fail to load it.

I am not sure there actually are systems with hardware trouble accessing
big filesystems past boot.


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