William Park opengeometry at
Fri Jun 28 13:48:21 PDT 2002

On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 10:54:55AM -0700, Martin Siegert wrote:
> On a related issue:
> we are planning to install a relatively large NAS unit (in the 100TB range).
> The question is: is there a limit (and if yes, how large is it?) for the
> largest file system Linux can mount?
> E.g., can I NFS mount a 8TB file system under Linux? (kernel 2.4.18).

No.  Even if filesystem can do 64bit support, the underlying block device
(and other places, as well) uses 32bit count of 1k blocks.

> Thanks for any information you may have on that problem.
> Cheers,
> Martin

William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry at>
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