Status of fragment support, advantages of having fewer indoes

Damian Menscher menscher at
Wed Mar 1 16:26:23 UTC 2006

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Michael Renner wrote:

> My second question is regarding the bytes-per-inode ratio: What 
> benefits would I gain from having fewer inodes? I reckon it's only 
> diskspace (if so, how much?).

Whenever you have to fsck, it needs to scan all inodes.  So you can 
reduce fsck times by having fewer inodes.  This isn't usually a problem 
on small partitions, but when you get into the TB range it can be really 
annoying to wait hours for a fsck.

Damian Menscher
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