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Re: Problems with mkfs.xfs

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Problems with mkfs.xfs
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 15:56:56 +0200
Cc: XFS list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <200108091337.f79Dbqq04067@jen.americas.sgi.com>; from lord@sgi.com on Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 08:37:52AM -0500
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Hi Steve,

On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 08:37:52AM -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> There is unfortunately no workaround for this, XFS on a floppy would
> have been a nice test bed for people, however, there are some minimum
> sizes in XFS which prevent this. For deadlock reasons, the log must be
> twice the size of the largest potential transaction we can have, this
> makes the minimum log size 1200 4K blocks which is already over 4Mbytes.

Just curious: which transaction could need 600 4K blocks? 


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