inode ratio creation for large filesystems ?

Colin Whittaker colin.whittaker at
Tue Aug 5 02:44:00 CDT 2003

On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 11:28:39AM +1000, jason andrade wrote:
> i've got a couple of scsi devices which are greater than
> a terabyte each and by default ext3fs tries to create
> something like 100+ million inodes on a filesystem.
> this seems excessive - i'm looking at cutting this back
> down to around 10 million (which also seems excessive but
> by a factor of 3 rather than an order of magnitude.
> i don't except to have more than 2-3 million files on these
> filesystems.. ever..
> hmm, i will have to time how long a fsck takes too.. sigh..

I have to say XFS is great for these large filesystems.
Also the fsck will barely take longer than the time taken to type in the

Colin Whittaker

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