Create 2.5TB file system on 5.4S?

Brandon Fosdick bfoz at
Mon Aug 15 22:16:13 GMT 2005

Mikael Krantz wrote:
> I had the same problem with 8x400 disk on a areca hardware sata card in
> fbsd 5.4-stable. Soo I just did newfs -m 2 -U -O 2 -i 262144 /dev/da0
> with those options as I needed as much space as possible.

Ok, so that appears to have worked. Is there any benefit to doing this? Or using gpt? Any downsides? Which method will produce the fewest problems long term?

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