Re:2TB+ fs ext3 (was fsck out of memory)

From: Stephan van Hienen (
Date: Tue Feb 11 2003 - 15:32:34 EST

On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:

> Ugh, that stuff is ancient.
> Peter Chubb has a backport of his (very thorough) 2.5 patch to support
> large block devices on 32-bit platforms, against much newer kernels
> (e.g. 2.4.20) than Ben's stuff. His site seems to be down, but you
> should be able to get it from somewhere under
correct link :
(but down)

i used this patch, but i got this comment :

> Well, that's the most likely candidate, because it's the least tested
> component. Are you using Ben LaHaise's LBD fixes for the md devices?
> Without those, md and lvm are not LBD-safe.

makes me wonder if i need another patch besides the 'Peter Chubb patch'
when using md raid ?

> I haven't used Peter's patch, but a similar patch, developed
> independently, definitely allows ext3 filesystems of up to 8TB in size
> to work fine on x86, under 2.4.

look at my other posts, i can't create/work with a 2348 Gigabyte /dev/md0
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