Subject: Re: Large drives and reasonable newfs options
To: Petter Lindquist <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/2002 22:25:41
On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 07:53:30PM +0200, Petter Lindquist wrote:
> I just got two 120g (114 actually) maxtor drives.. Now I want to play
> newfs on them with reasonable flags to get the most out of them.
> One drive will mostly contain ~3M files, and the other one ~500M files.
> Then I don't want zillions of inodes wasting capacity and speed.
> newfs -g500m -i1m -b16k -f2k /dev/wd2e
> gives me a flying system with almost no meta data waste.
> BUT!
> It gives me kernel panics. I've played around quite a lot with newfs, and
> now I ask you gods for help. Please give me some reasonable options for
> news!

You should also post the panic message here, if possible with a stack trace.

Manuel Bouyer <>