Re: 2T for i386

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 16:46:34 EST


> My boss wants to know if linux can handle a 2Terabyte raid
> partition. While I've seen various discussions that indicate that
> linux *should* be able to handle an ext2 file system that big, has
> anyone actually produced one on an i386 arch? I admit that 32 73 gig
> disks are a *lot* of blocks to worry about.

Check it yourself. Take nbd server, make it serve sparse file 2TB in
size. Easy. [I played this game of mounting 100Gig ext2 at
home. Granted, I did have only 10G of real disks ;-). NBD server even
has special support so you don't hit 2G limit of older kernels.]

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