[lug] mkfs and large drives?
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
# mkfs.ext3 -v -m 1 -T largefile4 /dev/hdc1
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