[lug] mkfs and large drives?

Jeff Schroeder jeff at neobox.net
Thu Jul 25 16:20:04 MDT 2002

> Or are there any tweeks anyone can suggest to make the best possible
> useage for this large of a partition?

I'd suggest dropping the number of reserved blocks.  By default, I think 
mkfs saves 5% of the blocks for the super-user, but those are rarely 
used and on a 120GB partition that means 6GB wasted.

Use the -m option, followed by the percentage you'd like to reserve 
(say, 1%):

# mkfs.ext3 -v -m 1 -T largefile4 /dev/hdc1


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