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SubjectRe: 2.3.x wish list?
On Sat, May 15, 1999 at 06:50:45PM -0400, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 16:26:39 +0100 (BST)
> From: Malcolm Beattie <>
> Even without that, the performance of fsck (and mount, come to that) is
> massively improved by doing a mke2fs with 4k blocks instead of 1k.
> Here are some figures I sent to linux-raid a few months ago:
> Yes. Disk has gotten so large and so cheap these days that the concern
> about the last-block overhead is pretty much not an issues these days.
> (Heck, even my new laptop has 6 gigs on it. :-)
> One of the things which I'm planning on doing is changing mke2fs's
> defaults based on the size of the filesystem it's making. If it's
> making a large filesystem (where large is probably bigger than, say,
> 200-300 megs), I'll change it to use 4k block sizes and also reduce the
> number of inodes created (since with a large filesystem, you generally
> don't need quite so many inodes).

And maybe reserved_blocks_percentage?

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