SUMMARY: Maximum disk partition size under 4.1.3

From: Dan Saul (
Date: Thu Oct 13 1994 - 15:12:52 CDT

The correct answer is:

2^31 (just over 2Gb) is the maximum number of bytes in a filesystem under 4.x.
In Solaris 2.x this has been increased to 2^63 (way over a terabyte).

Sun's Online Disksuite product was frequently mentioned as a way to overcome
this limit.

Thanks to the following for responding:
Bob Rutherford
Dan Strick
Joe Merola
Casper Dik
Syed Zaeem Hosain
Richard Ravich
Pat Max
Glenn Satchell
Harry Sun
Peter Samuel
Gene Rackow
Nate Itkin
Jochen Bern
Bill Reed
Dan Lorenzini
Dan Zegarac
Russ Poffenberger
Charles Mengel
Anchi Zhang
Mike Blandford

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