SUMMARY: Max partition size on SunOS 4.1.4

From: Jeff Fisher (
Date: Thu Apr 11 1996 - 11:58:17 CDT

Thanks to the many who responded to my question:

>This is probably a silly question, but here goes:

>Is the max partition size still limited to 2G in 4.1.4?
>If it is, we will have to install disksuite to access a 10G raid system.
>Disksuite is something that I would like to avoid.

These people answered:
Kevin 'Grog' Pankhurst
Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child}
Mary Lou Hinman maryh@cea.Berkeley.EDU
Anderson McCammont
Michael Blandford
Nate Itkin
Philip Kao
Sean Ward
Tim Carlson
Wis Macomson

The answer is that yes, the limit is still there. I should explain my
reason for the question. We have a Sparc 10 running a dedicated
application (Scoop, made by System Integrators) that runs only on SunOS
4.1.x. This basically serves as an OPI server for our newspaper graphics,
which are sitting on a 10gig raid.

Another box that routes just Mac jobs through it (no OPI) has sat there
for about 3 month without a lockup, while the first box (with the raid
attached) locks up about once a week.

The only major difference seems to be that one with the lockups has
several mirrored volumes, and uses disksuite to be able to access the
raid. The other box has disksuite installed, but does not use it.

Since I can only work on the box when it is broken, I cannot try to
repartition the drive to smaller chunks and get rid of disksuite to see
if that is the problem.......

Jeff Fisher Gazette MIS Cedar Rapids, IA, US
"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it
flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come."
                -- Matt Groening

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