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Re: mke2fs options for very large filesystems

Yes, if you are creating larger files.  By default e2fsck assumes the average
file size is 8kB and allocates a corresponding number of inodes there.  If,
for example, you are storing lots of larger files there (digital photos, MP3s,
etc) that are in the MB range you can use "-t largefile" or "-t largefile4"
to specify an average file size of 1MB or 4MB respectively.  You can also
use -i or -N (see man page) to override the default bytes-per-inode value.

Wouldn't -T largefile already be making choices about the default bytes-per-inode?

How could I make my own determination about what values are most appropriate for -i and -N? My filesystems are generally several hundreds of gigabytes, filled with files that average about one megabyte in size.

Maurice Volaski, mvolaski aecom yu edu
Computing Support, Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

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