[arch-dev-public] Devices >2TB
dale at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 18 21:28:29 EDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 17:55 -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> Anyone know if our standard kernels are capable of seeing/handling
> devices that are >2TB in size? I know you need 48-bit LBA to do
> this, but clearly 48-bit LBA is supported on the machines I'm using
> and in our kernel.
> The 2TB limit, as I understand it, comes from something *somewhere*
> being limited to a 32-bit address. Is it the kernel, or perhaps my
> SATA controller somehow? Or the sata_nv driver?
Nope, don't think that's it.
> The setup is that I'm hooking up a hardware-raid-enclosure external
> cabinet up via the ESATA port to the SATA controller built into the
> NVidia NForce 430 chipset on the motherboard. We can't see more than
fdisk/cfdisk limitation. See here:
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