Large msdosfs disk will not mount on RELENG_6

Max Khon fjoe at
Tue Nov 28 12:22:08 PST 2006


On Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 06:56:05PM +0100, Oliver Fromme wrote:

>  > [...]
>  > Well, the mentioned problems (running out of kernel memory
>  > and NFS export difficulties) can occur with msdosfs file
>  > systems of any size, including ones that are smaller than
>  > 128 GB.  It would be really annoying to not be able to
>  > mount a USB stick with a lot of files on a machine with
>  > small RAM (it could panic the machine without warning).
>  > [...]
> I'm afraid that part of my mail was wrong.  If the file
> system is smaller than 128 GB, the mapping table is not
> used, even if MSDOSFS_LARGE is enabled in the kernel.

Looks like MSDOSFS_LARGE should be enabled by default.


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