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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/2]Extend ext3 filesystem limit from 8TB to 16TB
On Mar 29, 2006  17:38 -0800, Mingming Cao wrote:
> Have verified these two patches on a 64 bit machine with 10TB ext3
> filesystem, fsx runs fine for a few hours. Also testes on 32 bit machine
> with <8TB ext3.

Have you done tests _near_ 8TB with a 32-bit machine, even without these
patches? In particular, filling up the filesystem to be close to full
so that we really depend on the > 2TB code to work properly? Also, in
theory with these patches even a 32-bit machine could run > 8TB, right?

There have been sporadic reports of failure for large ext3 filesystems,
and some of them say that 32-bit systems fail and 64-bit systems work.
There is a kernel bugzilla bug open for this, but it was never really
identified what the source of the problem was.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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