stride (fwd)

Andreas Dilger adilger at
Wed Jun 25 08:36:37 UTC 2008

On Jun 24, 2008  08:30 -0400, Richard Jackson wrote:
>    If this is not the case then I suggest adding something similar to Ted's
>    or Andreas' descriptions to replace the current stride mke2fs man page.
>    If nothing else change from
>  	stride=<stripe-size>
>  		Configure  the	filesystem  for	 a  RAID  array with
>  		<stripe-size> filesystem blocks per stripe.
>    to
>  	stride=<stride-size>
>                 The number of filesystem blocks on a single disk.  The purpose
>   		is to spread the filesystem metadata across the disks.  For
> 		example, if the RAID chunk/segment size is 64KB and the 
>  		filesystem block size is 4KB, then the stride size is 16
> 		(64KB/4KB).

The patch to add the "stride" and "stripe-size" options to mke2fs and
mke2fs(8) man pages were already included upstream for 1.40.7 or earlier.

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

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