Creating ext4 filesystem greater than 2TB hangs on RHEL as Hyper-V guest.

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Unable to create an ext4 filesystem on a partition that is larger than 2TB:

Model: Msft Virtual Disk (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 4295GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name     Flags
 1      1049kB  4295GB  4295GB  ext4         primary


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL)
  • Windows Hyper-V

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