inode question: ext4 and ext3

Mag Gam magawake at
Mon Dec 29 17:49:38 UTC 2008

thanks for the response Eric.

I am already setting the bytes per inode ratio :-)

I suppose we can wait for brtfs

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at> wrote:
> Mag Gam wrote:
>> I was curious if ext4 has dynamic inode allocation. Presently, the
>> application we run which resides on ext3; we constantly run out of
>> inodes because each file is about 2KB but there are millions of them.
> ext4 does not currently have dynamic inode allocation, though there has
> been some discussion of that.
> You can create your filesystem with more inodes from the start, though;
> -i bytes-per-inode (-i 2048) should be about right.
>> Also, is ext4 going to be a module or has to be compiled into the kernel?
> that depends on how you build your kernel, it's a config option.
> -Eric

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