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i have more free disk space than you. [Nov. 15th, 2006|02:53 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

Ahhh yea', who's got 65,536 yottabytes free?

grimace:~# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3              4806936   3165532   1397216  70% /
tmpfs                   253376         0    253376   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1                31079      9838     19637  34% /boot
/dev/sda4             29387900  10365672  17529388  38% /home
                     620234088 573241160  46992928  93% /mnt/na_blob
                     77371252437321868667518976         0 77371252437321868667518976   0% /mnt/na_diskless
grimace:~# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3             4.6G  3.1G  1.4G  70% /
tmpfs                 248M     0  248M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1              31M  9.7M   20M  34% /boot
/dev/sda4              29G  9.9G   17G  38% /home
                      592G  547G   45G  93% /mnt/na_blob
                     65536Y     0 65536Y   0% /mnt/na_diskless

[User Picture]From: avva
2006-11-15 10:57 pm (UTC)
... Wow.
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[User Picture]From: nick
2006-11-15 10:58 pm (UTC)
Someone just delete their porn?
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2006-11-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
GOD DAMMIT! My pr0n! My precious pr0n!
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[User Picture]From: kniedzw
2006-11-15 11:04 pm (UTC)
That's some disk space there. Didn't even know that the kernel could address that much.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-15 11:09 pm (UTC)
As a block device, Linux can't (last time I heard?).

But the above is free disk space as reported by a filesystem, which is just a 64-bit value. So it depends on the remote side's ability to address that much.

In this case, the NFS server is just on crack.

But if the NFS server did have that much free disk space, there's no reason Linux couldn't address it over a network filesystem.
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From: jzedd
2006-11-16 12:27 am (UTC)
*shudders at the idea of NFS on crack*
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-16 01:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, wtf? Good call. I didn't even think about it.

So, uh .... now I'm really curious what's going on. And that GNU "df" has that suffix known.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2006-11-16 03:21 am (UTC)
Uh, google? :)
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2006-11-15 11:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. I love the fact that the df -h actually has 65536Y. Someone planned ahead when they wrote df apparently!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
for realz. Made me go look it up.
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[User Picture]From: nick
2006-11-15 11:20 pm (UTC)
What's bigger that a yottabyte though? Can I go ahead and coin it as an "assload"-byte> you sir, have 65AB of disk space free...
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[User Picture]From: abates
2006-11-15 11:19 pm (UTC)
Wow! Enough disk space to install Windows Vista twice!

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[User Picture]From: mengwong
2006-11-16 02:12 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lakeguy
2006-11-16 05:39 am (UTC)
but even then you can't run the MS ZUNE on it :P

Zune software is compatible with the following operating systems:

Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2

Windows Vista
Windows Vista is not supported at this time. Check back soon for updates.

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From: trs80 [typekey.com]
2006-11-20 04:09 am (UTC)
Which looks like arse because they (and xbox.com, probably same guys) sniff the browser and only return CSS if it's IE or Firefox, but not Gecko - http://www.geckoisgecko.org/ dammit.
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[User Picture]From: krellis
2006-11-15 11:21 pm (UTC)
It would be far more impressive if you could find enough data to FILL said 65536 yottabytes (not to mention living long enough to fill them at current network transmission rates) :)
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[User Picture]From: weswilson
2006-11-15 11:22 pm (UTC)

Yatta Bites?

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[User Picture]From: free_emotion
2006-11-16 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Yatta Bites?

Бля, вы меня убили.
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[User Picture]From: headshrew
2006-11-18 06:14 am (UTC)

Re: Yatta Bites?

полная хуйня. я это утром смотрел, пошли к черту с такими видео))))
total bullshit and i wathched it this morning, damn all u with these kind of videos))))
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[User Picture]From: mendel
2006-11-16 12:26 am (UTC)
Clearly you have 64 xentabytes of diskless space.
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[User Picture]From: k48
2006-11-16 01:45 am (UTC)
This disk space of 65,536 Yoda-bytes want you not...
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From: xiambax
2006-11-16 03:32 am (UTC)
loop back!
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-11-16 08:04 pm (UTC)
what come next?
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From: ex_ob_zor
2006-11-16 08:04 pm (UTC)
Let say that you can buy 128GB disk for 1$ (LiveJournal needs a lot of disks so you have a big rebate)

Now, look:

One disk is: 128GB=2^7 * 2^30=2^37B

One YB is: 1Y = 2^80

One YB measured in $1 disks: 1Y/128GB=2^80/2^37=2^43=2^3*2^40= 8 Teradisks at $1 disk= 8T$

And you have 65563 times that.
So, congratulations, you are very rich person.
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From: nimbius
2006-11-16 08:19 pm (UTC)
the first three times i looked at it i figured the string of numbers was an LJ formatting error o_O

then i figured it was GFS

then I realized thats like, football stadiums full of servers.

google surrenders.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-25 12:01 am (UTC)


I used to be a kernel hacker at a company called YottaYotta (http://www.yottayotta.com/) that aimed to make yottabyte storage arrays. Apparently the name means drunk in Japanese. :)

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