Re: [Jfs-discussion] maximum filesystem size limit

From: Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 04:53:59 EST

On Tuesday 08 October 2002 23:14, Cameron Bahar wrote:
> I need support for a single 12 TB filesystem on Linux. The documentation
> indicates that JFS supports a theoretical 4PB limit, but that other
> limitations (32 bit offsets) within limit prevent scaling to this large
> size.
> Can someone please tell me if I can use JFS to create a single 12TB
> filesystem under Linux?

Afaik, you have a problem here concerning the Linux 2.4 maximum block device
size of 2TB.

Anyone that knows if there's a workaround for this using LVM or something?


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