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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: Bryan-TheBS-Smith <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 17:39:28 -0400
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Organization: SmithConcepts/AbsoluteValueSystems
References: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0110150332421.1797-100000@ctgw.lbsd.net> <1003172400.4680.2.camel@stout.americas.sgi.com> <20011015161900.A3432@bistro.marx>
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pac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Question: if the max filesystem is 2T, what is the point of
> discussing a 16T file offset? What did i miss?

Linux[/x86] and well as the PC BIOS' "absolute CHS addressing"
(which affects any add-on cards as well, like SCSI) have limits at
the 2TB barrier.

XFS' original platform, MIPS/Irix does not have this limitation.

[ Correct me if I'm wrong on this though ]

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