small blocks

Mag Gam magawake at
Fri Aug 15 23:07:42 UTC 2008

Asking about the -i options.

 -i bytes-per-inode

The man page states, "This  value  generally shouldn't be smaller than
the blocksize of the filesystem, since then too many inodes will be

So, whats the problem of having too many inodes

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at> wrote:
> Mag Gam wrote:
>> Hmm, I am wasting less space when I lower the ratio from 4096 to 1024
>> (the minimum). Why don't more people do this, since its frugal.
>> I guess your point of more overhead, but what causes more overhead?
>> Also, do you have the buzilla number I can investigate for this?
>> Sorry for such a newbie question.
> Now that I reread, perhaps I gave you the wrong answer anyway.
> Are you talking about the -i or the -b option?
> -Eric

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