newfs parameters for a 500 GB volume ?
Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Apr 3 02:34:33 PST 2003
On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Heinrich Rebehn wrote:
> Thank you for your reply. I have reread the manpage and would go for:
> - blocksize => 64 kB
> - fragsize => 64/8 => 8 kB
> - bytes/inode => 16 kB
> Are these values reasonable or should i use higher values (because the
> disk is so large?)
I'd turn bytes per inode up to 200k or so - there's a paragraph in "man
7 tuning" on this.
If the application is critical then benchmarking "real use" as closely
as possible will enable you to find optimal sizes for stripes, and is
probably time well spent.
jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
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