[CentOS] mkfs.ext3 on a 9TB volume
chrism at imntv.com
Mon Sep 12 16:18:44 UTC 2005
Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 at 12:05pm, Chris Mauritz wrote
>>Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>>>The one gotcha in this setup (other than not being able to boot from the
>>>big RAID5 arrays, since each is >2TiB) is that the version of mdadm
>>>shipped with RHEL4 does not support array members bigger than 2TiB. I had
>>>to upgrade to an upstream release to get that support.
>>I would be interested in hearing the details on that. I ended up
>>hunting down all the mdadm stuff and recompiling everything from SRPMs.
>Which part -- the booting or the mdadm 2TiB support? The former I've
>talked about on this list before. There's not much to say on the latter.
>mdadm-1.6.0-2 (still current in RHEL4, AFAIK) says "Cannot get size of
>/dev/sda4: File too large", e.g., when an array member is > 2TiB. I
>downloaded mdadm-1.11.0.tgz from
><http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~neilb/source/mdadm/> (which was current at
>the time), did 'rpmbuild -tb' on it, and installed the resulting RPM,
Heh, not the booting. 8-)
OK, so we basically did the same thing with mdadm then. I think I'm
running 1.12.mumble and it seems to be up to version 2 now. I've not
fiddled with it at all since the install since it was working OK and I
didn't want to upset the apple cart.
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