[gpfsug-discuss] default value of SIZE in EXTERNAL POOL and EXTERNAL LIST rule

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Wed Mar 30 14:51:36 BST 2022

Hi Diane,

Can you please look at the below policy related query.

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From:	"shao feng" <shaof777 at gmail.com>
To:	"gpfsug main discussion list" <gpfsug-discuss at gpfsug.org>
Date:	28-03-2022 03.21 PM
Subject:	[EXTERNAL] [gpfsug-discuss] default value of SIZE in EXTERNAL
            POOL and EXTERNAL LIST rule
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What is the default value of SIZE in EXTERNAL POOL in filesystem policy?

The document did not mention that, but I found it is not infinity if not

Thank you!

SIZE sum-number
      Is an optional clause of the EXTERNAL POOL and EXTERNAL LIST rules.
      sum-number limits the total number of bytes in all of the files named
      in each list of files passed to your EXEC 'script'. If a single file
      is larger than sum-number, it is passed to your EXEC 'script' as the
      only entry in a “singleton” file list.

      Specify sum-number as a numeric constant or a floating-point value.

             Note: The value of sum-number is in kilobytes.                                                                                  

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