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Re: [PATCH] mkfs: update manpage to match current inode allocation behav

To: Carlos Maiolino <cmaiolino@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mkfs: update manpage to match current inode allocation behaviour
From: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:20:43 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 10/18/12 10:42, Carlos Maiolino wrote:
Once inode64 is the default allocator, mkfs man page needs to be updated to
match the current behaviour.

Signed-off-by: Carlos Maiolino<cmaiolino@xxxxxxxxxx>
---
  man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8 | 7 ++++---
  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8 b/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
index fa52152..c33cfb2 100644
--- a/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
+++ b/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
@@ -309,16 +309,17 @@ can be allocated to inodes. The default
  is 25% for filesystems under 1TB, 5% for filesystems under 50TB and 1%
  for filesystems over 50TB.
  .IP
-In the default inode allocation mode, inode blocks are chosen such
+In the inode32 inode allocation mode, inode blocks are chosen such
  that inode numbers will not exceed 32 bits, which restricts the inode
  blocks to the lower portion of the filesystem. The data block
  allocator will avoid these low blocks to accommodate the specified
  maxpct, so a high value may result in a filesystem with nothing but
  inodes in a significant portion of the lower blocks of the filesystem.
-(This restriction is not present when the filesystem is mounted with
+(This restriction is not present in the default inode allocation mode,
+i.e. when the filesystem is mounted with
  the
  .I "inode64"
-option on 64-bit platforms).
+option).
  .IP
  Setting the value to 0 means that essentially all of the filesystem
  can become inode blocks, subject to inode32 restrictions.

Reviewed-by: Mark Tinguely <tinguely@xxxxxxx>

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