Subject: Re: LFS inodes
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/24/2006 14:37:08
On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 09:19:04PM -0400, George Georgalis wrote:
> How does LFS allocate inodes, is there a fixed number set at newfs
> like for ffs or are they consumed from available disk space like
Probably not "like Reiserfs", but it consumes LFS segments like every other
filesystem component. The inode table is held in a file pointed to by a
"normal" inode without a directory entry.
For an explanation of the original 4.4BSD LFS implementation, see:
Margo Seltzer, Keith Bostic, Marshall Kirk McKusick, and Carl Staelin,
"An Implementation of a Log-Structured File System for UNIX",
Proceedings of the Winter 1993 USENIX Conference, San Diego, CA,
January 1993, 307-326.