Re: Devices/Partitions over 2TB

From: Randy.Dunlap
Date: Mon Mar 14 2005 - 16:41:35 EST

Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
In article <200503141644.j2EGiVh0000022634@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Berkley Shands <berkley@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have not found any documentation of efforts to overcome the 2TB
partition limit,

config LBD
bool "Support for Large Block Devices"
depends on X86 || MIPS32 || PPC32 || ARCH_S390_31 || SUPERH
Say Y here if you want to attach large (bigger than 2TB) discs to
your machine, or if you want to have a raid or loopback device
bigger than 2TB. Otherwise say N.


ISTR some mention or plan or idea of using EFI GUID partition table
format, or something else that already existed & worked and supported
larger partitions sizes.

Maybe Peter Anvin or Andries would recall this info?

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