Large RAID arrays, partitioning
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Fri Aug 15 17:55:41 UTC 2008
> I searched the web again and found a possible solution to my problem. I used
> the "newfs -U -O2 /dev/da1" command to create the filesystem directly on the
> Is it somehow bad to make a filesystem directly on a storage device such as
> disk drive or hardware raid volume?
no it is all right! it just means that you don't need partitions.
same with winpartitions (fdisk) i never make them, just bsdlabel.
hint - with volume that will store only huge files (you've said video
server) use little inodes and large blocks.
and set -m 0 to make all space available
newfs -m 0 -O2 -U -i $[4*1024*1024] -b 65536 -f 8192 /dev/da1
this will use 64K blocks, 8K fragments and one inode per 4MB space
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