On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 04:40:13PM +0800, Gim Leong Chin wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> > As it is, your problem is most likely fragmented free space
> > (an
> > aging problem). Inodes are allocated in chunks of 64, so
> > require an
> > -aligned- contiguous 16k extent for the default 256 byte
> > inode size.
> > If you have no aligned contiguous 16k extents free then
> > inode
> > allocation will fail.
> I understand from the mkfs.xfs man page "The XFS inode contains a
> fixed-size part and a variable-size part."
> 1) Do you mean inodes are allocated in units of 64 at one go?
> 2) What is the size of the fixed-size part?
> 3) Are the fixed-size parts of inodes also allocated in units of 64 at one go?
> 4) Where are the fixed-size parts located? On special extents just like the
> variable-size part?
> 5) What about the locality of the variable and fixed size parts of the
> inodes? Can they be any distance apart?