Subject: Re: LFS partition limitations
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/03/2000 19:32:09
}2) Use newfs's '-c' option to explicitly set the number of cylinder groups
} as large as you can. For any given block size, there will be a maximum
} number of blocks in a cylinder group; start with something silly like
} "-c 65536" and work downwards. A larger block size will get you more
lyra:~# newfs -c 53338 /dev/rraid0a
Block size and bytes per inode restrict cylinders per group to 405.
I did exactly that.
}Even without changing the blocksize from 8K, you can do a lot better than
}newfs's defaults, which are reasonable only for tiny, ancient disks, if
Any pointers to a guide for choosing reasonable options, tuning guide
Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager