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Re: Problem creating 6TB partition...

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 02:58:40PM -0400, Mike Dresser wrote:
> >Last time i used EXT3 for an 2TB volume, everythings fine but
> >i need to disable the filesystem checks with tune2fs, because it
> >needs too much time for an check :-). I´m not felling really good
> >about that, is there a better solution?
> Keep in mind if you go with XFS, you're going to need 10-15 gig of 
> memory or swap space to fsck 6tb.. it needs about 9 gig to xfs_check, and 
> 3 gig to xfs_repair a 4tb array on one of my systems.. oh, and a couple 
> days to do either. :)
Is it an exponential growth in the amount of time it takes?  I've had
some XFS partitions that were several hundred GBs (but not close to 1TB)
and those seemed to pass the fsck stage very quickly.


Roberto C. Sánchez

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