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Date:	Sun, 19 Dec 2010 14:14:13 -0500 (EST)
From:	Justin Piszcz <>
To:	Eric Sandeen <>
cc:	Sandon Van Ness <>,,,
	Alan Piszcz <>
Subject: Re: Is EXT4 the right FS for > 16TB?

On Sun, 19 Dec 2010, Eric Sandeen wrote:

> On 12/19/10 10:53 AM, Justin Piszcz wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Wow, there were no updates though after Eric's last comment..
>> Eric, have there been any improvements in the past 6 months?
>> Or should one still steer clear from EXT4 > 16TB?
> There is still no released e2fsprogs which supports > 16T for
> ext4, but testing of the not-released bits is welcomed...
> Ted says a 16T-capable version is coming soon.  There's still
> work to be done there, though.
> -Eric

Thanks Eric for confirming.

With 7 x 3TB HDD its now possible to breach 16TB (16.38TB) in RAID-5 so I
suppose more people may start asking about this.


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