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Re: Large drive support (IDE/SCSI)
I believe I had a 200 Gig "disk" (raid box) mounted on my
Sparc, if briefly. The partition was smaller (30G?) cause
it took too long to newfs on a sparc 2.
Special parameters? I'll take McKusicks thoughts on free space:
(paraphrasing): when we came up with 10% free, large disks
were 30-40 MB. The idea of someone using 10% on a 10G or 50G
disk is a little scary: They are reserving 1000 times the space
that FFS needs to do it's book keeping.
So that in mind: my 18G was newfs'd with "-m 1" (1% or 180Meg free).
this doesn't use large files or anything unusualy, just the regular
home directory/source sized files. For a partition full of large
graphics, I'd certainly change the tuning on that (like cranking up
the blocks/inode, etc). Same idea as making NEWS partitions with
more inodes, smaller file chunks, etc.
Quoting Robert Mooney (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I got no response from misc@, maybe someone here knows the answer. :)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 14:06:29 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Robert Mooney <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Large drive support (IDE/SCSI)
> I realize similar questions have been asked on the list, but to clarify
> (and maybe for the sake of the FAQ):
> - What's the largest IDE hard drive capacity OpenBSD can handle?
> I understand there is a limit of ~ 33gig or so with most current
> BIOSes (I grabbed this info from a URL posted previously to the list:
> However, not too long ago someone posted about having trouble with a
> 20-some-odd gig drive.
> - What's the largest SCSI hard drive capacity OpenBSD can handle?
> Would I be able to use a 50gig SCSI drive with OpenBSD? Under SPARC