kernel recognizing large (> 2.1 TB) block devices ?
loony at loonybin.org
Wed Jan 5 15:10:45 UTC 2005
On Wednesday 05 January 2005 08:48, Randall A. Jones wrote:
> If standard SCSI is the limitation, do you know if fiber channel has this
> limitation? If I switch to a fiber channel connection between the RAID
> and PC, and considering the kernel LBD support, should that allow larger
> volumes to be recognized properly?
Fibre channel is just a transport mechanism - the protocol you run on top (IP
and SCSI are popular choices) don't care that you use fibre... So yes, you'll
run into the same issue there. Again, right now we have 64bit scsi emerging,
so you might be lucky. The big advantage you have with fibre is that the scsi
processing can usually be largely changed by a firmware upgrade - ICP vortex
i.e. has recently released working versions of their firmware
(http://www.icp-vortex.com/english/new/new_e.htm). 1.11.4 was supposed to do
the trick but 1.11.6 actually does...
Of course that still assumes your raid itsself can handle volumes larger than
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