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SubjectRe: Maximum (efficient) partition sizes for various filesystem types...
Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:

>Hi,
>
>On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 09:58:43AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>
>>>For instance, the Debian guide says that, due to Ext2 efficiency, partitions
>>>greater than 6-7GB shouldn't be created. Is this true for Ext3/ReiserFS.
>>>
>>I've run several 45-200Gb ext2 and ext3 partitions with no problem. I'm not
>>sure what the origin of the Debian guide comemnt is but I've never heard
>>it from an ext2 developer
>>
>
>The largest filesystem I use with ext3 at the moment is 40GB, and it
>is 98% full and is used *constantly* (it contains my main build
>trees). I'm not sure where the 6-7GB limit idea comes from but I've
>got very few filesystems smaller than that, and they are still all
>ext3.
>
>Cheers,
> Stephen
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I bet the origin is the time it takes to run fsck. If so, run any
journaling filesystem and you'll be okay. We have 2 terabyte systems
out there, I bet ext3 does also.

hans

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