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Re: planing migration IRIX to Linux

To: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: planing migration IRIX to Linux
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 09:34:37 -0500
Cc: "Manfred W. Baumstark" <maba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: Message from Seth Mos <knuffie@xs4all.nl> of "Wed, 18 Jul 2001 15:13:28 +0200." <4.3.2.7.2.20010718151032.031c15f0@pop.xs4all.nl>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> At 15:02 18-7-2001 +0200, Manfred W. Baumstark wrote:
> >Dear Experts,
> >
> >I've got a new SCSII to IDE raid which I have to connect to an SGI O2
> >(IRIX) at present. Can you recommend me any mkfs, directory format, etc.
> >options that are important if I want to be able to move the raid to a Linux
> >box in the future?
> 
> Make sure that the blocksize of the fs is the same as the pagesize under ia32
> .
> Which means you will need to mkfs.xfs it with 4K blocksize.
> 
> Note that pagesize may vary depending on your system. A ia64 system 
> probably comes with another page size like 8 or 16K. So you will need to 
> anticipate what system you will be moving to.
> 
> Cheers
> 

And make sure you specify version 2 directories and turn off unwritten
extents, so:

        mkfs -d unwritten=0 -n version=2

The default block size is 4K so that should be OK.

Steve



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