Large filesystems with massive inodes on BSD5.2

Tom Arnold xyzzy at
Fri Jan 9 17:05:21 PST 2004

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 04:56:39PM -0800, Doug White wrote:
> Unless you're going to fill the filesystem with 512 byte files, you
> probably have the sizes set too low.  You're probably OK with the default
> of 4096 bytes/inode.

Its actually gonna be filled with gzipped spam which we find seems to be under 1k.
512bytes is probably too small, but even doubling the fragment and inode size to 1024
still leaves me with a billion inodes...

> This is the right spot.  Interesting that fsck fell over creating the
> snapshot due to E2BIG.

Yeah.  Interesting is a word for it. :-)
I dont know how much longer I can keep this setup around if this might be a bug worth
investigating I'd like to be able to help.

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