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Old 07-27-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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Disk size restriction

Does linux have a disk size restriction if so what is it? I hnow in windows is is 2 tb.

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Old 07-27-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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Standard Ext2fs features

The Ext2fs supports standard Unix file types: regular files, directories, device special files and symbolic links.

Ext2fs is able to manage filesystems created on really big partitions. While the original kernel code restricted the maximal filesystem size to 2 GB, recent work in the VFS layer have raised this limit to 4 TB. Thus, it is now possible to use big disks without the need of creating many partitions.

Ext2fs provides long file names. It uses variable length directory entries. The maximal file name size is 255 characters. This limit could be extended to 1012 if needed.


And ext3 file systems can be bigger than that I seem to remember


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