Subject: Re: Typo in the RaidFrame guide.
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 05/08/2006 21:45:36
On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 04:56:30PM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> Hello,
> On Sat, May 06, 2006 at 03:14:23PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > FFSv2 doubles the size of the on-disk inode (from 128 to 256 bytes), and
> > increases 'fragment numbers' to 64 bits (and a few other things that
> > aren't relevant for large filesystems).  This doubles the size of the
> > red-tape (see the recent thread about being unable to load large kernels
> > from FFSv2 using grub because you hit the 2nd level indirect blocks sooner).
> what is the "red-tape" btw?

Space in the partition not allocated to files.  In particular inodes
and indirect blocks, the allocation bitmaps are 1 bit per inode and
fragment in both FFSv1 and FFSv2 - but are small compared to the inodes.


David Laight: