Feasability of VERY large ext3 file system?

Arjan van de Ven arjanv at redhat.com
Thu Dec 5 05:24:00 CST 2002

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 12:20:43PM +0100, Marc Schmitt wrote:
> > NOT true.  I'm setting up something very similar right now with a 
> > brand-spanking new Poweredge 4600, external 2TB u160 storage array, and 
> > Redhat 8.0.  I'm mounted it as both ext3 and reiserfs so far, and they can 
> > both use the full 2TB (minus a couple of small quorum partitions for using 
> > kimberlite or redhat AS clustering later).
> Supporting 1TB per filesystem means: "is known to work". Being able to 
> mount a 2TB FS does not mean anything about if it will work or not once 
> you have data > 1TB on it. That's how I understand Arjan's statement.

More or less correct. I tried to say "1Tb works. 2Tb works or doesn't,
it really depends on what components are involved.", eg we KNOW lvm and
md raid will cause problems...

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