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Re: Maximum file system size of XFS?

To: Pascal <pa5ca1@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Maximum file system size of XFS?
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 19:10:06 -0600
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On 3/9/13 4:39 PM, Pascal wrote:

> Hello Ric,
> 
> thank you for your answer. I am aware that there is a difference
> between the maximum size under practical conditions and the theoretical
> maximum. But I am looking for this theoretical number to use in within
> in my thesis comparing file systems.

A thesis comparing actual scalability would be much more interesting
than one comparing, essentially, the container size chosen for a disk
block.  One could quickly write a filesystem which "can" be as large
as a yottabyte, but it wouldn't really *mean* anything.

-Eric

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