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SubjectRe: Filesize limitation

A nice raid controler could make the entire array look like a single
device.

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Ion Badulescu wrote:

> On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Matti Aarnio wrote:
>
> > A set of RAID5 (5+1 disks) 9 GB spindles, 91 catenated
> > together (546 disks) gives roughly that 4 TB, and is not
> > THAT big a system... Building them up from SPARC-Array
> > boxes yields pretty dense disk system, for example.
> > (If I calculated correctly, it fits into two 19 inch
> > full height racks...)
>
> You might have a problem just "seeing" all those drives on a Linux system
> - the current device major/minor size supports only 16 SCSI drives. This
> is not to say that the 31-bit file size limitation should not be removed,
> but it's not the only problem Linux has with big-iron systems.
>
>
> Ionut
>
> --
> It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool,
> than to open it and remove all doubt.
>


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