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Re: questions about http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/irix-linux.html

To: pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: questions about http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/irix-linux.html
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: 15 Oct 2001 16:31:25 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20011015161900.A3432@bistro.marx>
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110150332421.1797-100000@ctgw.lbsd.net> <1003172400.4680.2.camel@stout.americas.sgi.com> <20011015161900.A3432@bistro.marx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
The point is that if/when Linux scales to those sizes of files, XFS is
ready.  Outside of the Linux limitation, the maximum size of an XFS
filesystem is something unbelievably huge!*  :)

-Eric

* ~18 Million terabytes, I believe.


On Mon, 2001-10-15 at 16:19, pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>  In http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/irix-linux.html
>  it states: 
> 
> * Linux XFS filesystems are limited to 2 Terabytes in size due to 
>   limitations in the Linux block device I/O layers. 
> 
> * The maximum accessible file offset of a Linux XFS file is 16 Terabytes on 4K
>   page size and 64 Terabytes on 16K page size. 
> 
>  Question: if the max filesystem is 2T, what is the point of discussing a 16T
>  file offset? What did i miss?

-- 
Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.


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