Re: Does ext3 support a single partition of 1.2TB?

From: Erkan Yanar (
Date: 01/05/05

Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 03:40:26 +0100

Am Tue, 4 Jan 2005 15:39:13 +0800,schrieb Tabootest :
> Does ext3 support a single partition of 1.2TB in Red Hat Linux 9 or newer
> Red Hat distributions?


Q: What is the largest possible size of an ext3 filesystem and of files
on ext3?

Ext3 can support files up to 1TB. With a 2.4 kernel the filesystem size
is limited by the maximal block device size, which is 2TB. In 2.6 the
maximum (32-bit CPU) limit is of block devices is 16TB, but ext3
supports only up to 4TB.

Lets see RHELv3 use Kernel 2.4.x. So the answer is no.
If you except Fedora3 as a RedHat it is supportet.


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