Subject: Re: the undocumented FFS2 root trouble
To: David Laight <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/01/2005 05:56:15
David Laight wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 08:56:57AM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
>>fsck is much faster on FFSv2, as well.
> I think you mean newfs, fsck will be slower because the filesystem
> metadata is twice the size.

Not true.  fsck is faster since ffsv2 does not instantiate all the
inodes during the newfs.  Instead, each cylinder grows their inode
space as needed.  So there is usually less meta-data to check.

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