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    SubjectRe: Problem with mke2fs on huge RAID-partition
    On Feb 08, 2002  18:36 +0100, Peter H. R|egg wrote:
    > My problem is: If I start mke2fs [1] on the device, it writes everything
    > down until "Writing Superblocks...". The system then completly hangs.
    > And yes, I did wait long enough (well, at least I think 15 hours should
    > be enough ;-)
    > Is there a limitation in the maximum size of a partition (well, 400 GB is
    > not that small...), may it be a (known) problem of mke2fs or the particular
    > Kernel-Version, or does anyone have any suggestions where else to seek?

    Well, I know for a fact that people have created such large ext2 filesystems.

    > All RAID is done in software, using (at the moment) a Standard RedHat 7.2
    > Kernel 2.4.7.

    The first thing to do would be to update to the latest RH kernel.

    Cheers, Andreas
    Andreas Dilger

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