Andreas Dilger adilger at
Thu Jun 19 05:47:50 UTC 2008

On Jun 18, 2008  20:14 -0400, Mag Gam wrote:
> If I am using a Hardware RAID (3ware) with 6 disks and I decide to go with
> RAID 5 with stripe of 128KB (default on my controller) and no spare.
> By reading documentation I should do 128/4 as my stride size when creating
> the file system. I am not understanding how this number works and what
> exactly stride does. Can someone care to explain this to me?

The "stride" option changes the location of some of the filesystem metadata
so that it isn't all located on the same disk.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

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