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SubjectRe: blocks or KB? (was: .. current meaning of blk_size array)
On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 02:16:39PM -0700, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> Well, the rumor is wrong. There has always been a single-device 1TB/2TB
> limit in the kernel (2^31 or 2^32 * 512 byte sector size), and until
> recently it has not been a problem. To remove the problem Jens Axboe
> (I think, or Ben LaHaise, can't remember) has a patch to support 64-bit
> block counts and has been tested with > 2TB devices.

It was tested with a 10TB loopback raid, not a real device. Strangly,
nobody made any effort to test on real physical hardware (or offer any
hardware for me to test on ;-). The patch was against ~2.4.6 and will
need to get dusted off again soon.

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