[CentOS] which FS is appropriate for a 2TB-sized partition?

Martin Jungowski martin at rhm.de
Mon Mar 8 15:31:07 UTC 2010

If it helps: we're running several 10-15TB filesystems with ReiserFS and 
never had even the slightest problem with it. The current limit, however, 
is 16TB even for ext4. Or, to be more precise: the filesystem could 
handle more than 16TB easily, however the tools necessary to create the 
filesystem (aka mkfs.ext4) have a hard-coded 32-bit limit that's been 
detected almost three years ago and has still not been fixed. Which 
should not affect your 2.7TB partition tho ;)


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