mount_msdosfs 240G

Kevin Sanders newroswell at
Tue Oct 10 08:03:04 PDT 2006

On 10/9/06, Jonathan Horne <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Monday 09 October 2006 18:43, Kevin Sanders wrote:
> > On 9/26/06, Alistair Sutton <alistair.sutton at> wrote:
> > > On 26/09/06, sanya <sanya-spb at> wrote:
> > > I had a similar problem when trying to mount a 180G USB drive.
> > >
> > > Recompiling my kernel with the MSDOSFS_LARGE option allowed me to
> > > mount the drive.
> >
> > I wonder why this isn't the default?
> because support for this is not deemed stable in environments that have X
> number of files in the file system, where X is "a number i cannot remember
> right now, but its a lot more than i have or ever will have".

Good to know.  It looks like there are a couple PR's related to large
MSDOSFS's.  I have a 400gb USB drive that I can use to check these
problems out with if I have time this weekend.

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