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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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