[CentOS] File Size

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 13:02:26 UTC 2007

On 7/25/07, Centos <centos at unixplanet.biz> wrote:
> What is the largest file size that can be created on Linux ?
> is there any limitation ?

This depends on several things, including the architecture (x86_64 vs
x86) and the blocksize used for the filesystem.

For ext3, it breaks out like this ->

Block size 	Max file size 	Max filesystem size
1KiB 	          16GiB 	    2TiB
2KiB 	          256GiB 	   8TiB
4KiB 	          2 TiB 	     16TiB
8KiB 	         16TiB 	            32TiB

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