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Subject:

Re: 6TB Partition

From:

Ken Sallot <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 3 Jan 2007 07:34:37 -0500

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Use xfs, you'll be glad you did.

On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Mauricio Tavares wrote:

> Easy newbie question: which filesystem can I use that allows me to
> have a 6TB partition (centos 4.4 on a 64bit dual xeon box)? I have this 6TB
> hardware raid5 beast I want to mount as a single partition. So, I tried to do
> mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 /dev/sda1 but the array is being shown to have only 133GB:
>
> [root@case ~]# df -h
> [...]
> /dev/sda1 141G 92M 133G 1% /backup
>
> dmesg knows how bit it is though:
>
> sda : very big device. try to use READ CAPACITY(16).
> SCSI device sda: 13183395840 512-byte hdwr sectors (6749899 MB)
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back, no read (daft)
> sda: sda1
> sda : very big device. try to use READ CAPACITY(16).
> SCSI device sda: 13183395840 512-byte hdwr sectors (6749899 MB)
> SCSI device sda: drive cache: write back, no read (daft)
> sda: sda1
> kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
> EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr
> kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
> EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
> EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
> SELinux: initialized (dev sda1, type ext3), uses xattr
> !DSPAM:459a5264819711023418122!
>
>

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