Subject: Re: the undocumented FFS2 root trouble
To: David Laight <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/01/2005 09:44:23
On May 1, 2005, at 1:33 AM, 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.

No, I mean fsck -- because of the lazy inode creation in FFSv2, it  
only has to scan inodes that it knows have been created.  This is a  
huge benefit on file systems that don't have large numbers of files.

-- thorpej