[TriLUG] creating an ext3 filesystem with 64k block size

Blackburn, Marvin mblackburn at glenraven.com
Fri Mar 12 15:53:01 EST 2010

Thanks for the input.  I'm in a bit of a bind now.

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From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf Of Cristóbal Palmer
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 3:06 PM
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Subject: Re: [TriLUG] creating an ext3 filesystem with 64k block size

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Blackburn, Marvin
<mblackburn at glenraven.com> wrote:
> I have an application where the vendor wants me to build a filesystem
> with a 64k block size.  Looking at the man page in rhel 5.3 (32 bit), it
> says that 4k is the largest.

XFS can do that, but that's not supported in RHEL 5 proper.


> Is there a way to make this happen in my current environment?

Possible? Probably. Possible while keeping the box supported by Red
Hat? Signs point to no. I suggest you investigate using OpenFiler or
something else... something other than that RHEL 5.3 box.

Cristóbal M. Palmer
ibiblio.org systems
cdla.unc.edu research assistant
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