file size limit?

Rashkae ubuntu at
Mon Sep 3 15:32:41 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Tomoki Taniguchi wrote:
>> can anyone tell me the size limit of file in an ext3 filesystem?
> From <>: Max file size 16GiB – 64TiB.
> Nils

The default block size of EXT3 is 4Kib, so the max file size would then 
  be 2 TiB.  That might not be the case if the filesystem was created by 
an install program that specifies the filesystem is optimized for small 
files.  You can verify the block size of the filesystem with tune2fs -l

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