Re: what is our answer to ZFS?

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Wed Nov 23 2005 - 10:50:15 EST

Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
Bill Davidsen wrote:

Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

Bernd Eckenfels wrote:

In article <200511211252.04217.rob@xxxxxxxxxxx> you wrote:

I believe that on 64 bit platforms, Linux has a 64 bit clean VFS. Python says 2**64 is 18446744073709551616, and that's roughly:
18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes
18,446,744,073,709 megs
18,446,744,073 gigs
18,446,744 terabytes
18,446 ... what are those, pedabytes (petabytes?)
18 zetabytes

There you go. I deal with this a lot so, those are the names.

Linux is currently limited to 16 TB per VFS mount point, it's all mute, unless VFS gets fixed.
mmap won't go above this at present.

What does "it's all mute" mean?

Should be spelled "moot". It's a legal term that means "it doesn't matter".

Yes, I am well aware of what moot means, had you used that.

-bill davidsen (davidsen@xxxxxxx)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me

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