quotas safe on >2 TB filesystems in 6.1-RELEASE ?
aronesimi at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 20 07:15:24 PST 2006
Thanks for your comments and help - your posts on this
list are much appreciated. Comments in line below:
--- Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> wrote:
> With 9TB without
> any journaling, you might run into problems if you
> crash and need to
> fsck - the number of files you could have on the
> file system could well
> require more memory/time than you have available.
Hmmm...the time required is more dependent on inodes
than on size of data / size of files, right ?
My 9 TB dataset uses about 36 million inodes.
Any comments on that number ? Large ? Pedestrian ?
I am hoping that that could be fsck'd (modern hitachi
SATA drives, raid-6, 3ware) in 48 hours ... or am I
way off ?
> > But I do absolutely need to run quotas (both user
> > group) on this 9 GB array. I also need to
> > use all quota admin tools (repquota, edquota,
> > etc.)
> > Can I get an assurance that this is totally safe,
> > sane, and fit to run in a mission critical, data
> > critical environment ? Anyone doing it currently
> > Any comments or warnings of _any kind_ much
> I don't think anyone will say 'I promise it will
> work' of course, but I
> would start by using the latest 6-STABLE source
> since there have been
> quite a number of updates to file system related
> code since 6.1.
Ok, but all of the CLI tools (edquota, repquota,
quota, quotacheck, quotaon) are all known-good for
And there is no known "quotas just don't work with
bigdisk" problems ?
I was hoping someone out there was running quotas with
6.1-RELEASE on a >2TB filesystem and could report favorably...
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