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Re: 4K drives, sectsz=512, bsize=4096

To: Gim Leong Chin <chingimleong@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 4K drives, sectsz=512, bsize=4096
From: Nathan Scott <nathans@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:59:42 +1000 (EST)
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <881036.47658.qm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
----- "Gim Leong Chin" <chingimleong@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know how the inode size should be configured for 4 kB
> sector drives?

There is no direct correlation between inode size and sector size.

> Should we leave it at the default 256 bytes, or set it to the maximum
> of 2 kB?

See above.  Keep the defaults unless you have a good reason not to.

> Do inodes occupy discrete sectors, or do they occupy part of the
> filesystem block?

They occupy part of a filesystem block.



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