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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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