inode question: ext4 and ext3
sandeen at redhat.com
Mon Dec 29 17:53:57 UTC 2008
Mag Gam wrote:
> thanks for the response Eric.
> I am already setting the bytes per inode ratio :-)
... then you can set it lower, if you are still running out ...
> I suppose we can wait for brtfs
Well, if we are going to talk about other options, xfs is one as well,
it also has dynamic inode allocation. That's better suited for another
list though. :)
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at redhat.com> 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.
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