Josh Beck submitted this
"I have plenty of faith
in Linux (over half our servers are Linux, most of the rest are
FreeBSD), but am concerned that few people have likely
attempted to use such a large FS under Linux...the fact
that our 120 GB FS takes something like 3 minutes to
mount is a bit curious as well, but hey, how often
do you reboot a Linux box?"
"Hello. We're currently using
a Mylex PG card and a pile of disks to run a 120 GB RAID5 under
Linux. After some minor firmware issues with the Mylex
(which their tech support acknowledged and fixed right away!)
, we've got a very stable filesystem with a good amount of
storage. My question, though, is how far will Linux and e2fs
go before something breaks? Is anyone currently using e2fs
and Linux to run a 500+ GB filesystem? "