Need a filesystem with "unlimited" inodes

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at
Tue Jun 9 01:14:00 UTC 2009

What UFS-like filesystem has unlimited inodes, but is a drop-in
replacement for ext3, and is fairly easy to configure?

Is UFS2 no longer considered the "best" general-use filesystem?

Reason I ask: I'm going to create many small (~1K) files on a 100G
disk and thus need at least 100M inodes.

"newfs -i" maxes out at ~52M inodes (862 groups * 60864 inodes =~ 52M inodes):

# newfs -N -i 1 /dev/da1;: same results as -i 2048

/dev/da1: 102400.0MB (209715200 sectors) block size 16384, fragment size 2048
        using 862 cylinder groups of 118.88MB, 7608 blks, 60864 inodes.

I realize I can use "f 512 -b 4096" to get 200M+ inodes, but I'm
willing to experiment w/ a new filesystem, provided it behaves mostly
like UFS. Thoughts?

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