On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 07:01:37PM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 7/8/13 6:45 PM, Carlos Maiolino wrote:
> > Adds to the mkfs man page, information about noalign mkfs option which is
> > missing until now.
> > Signed-off-by: Carlos Maiolino <cmaiolino@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8 | 6 ++++++
> > 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8 b/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
> > index 04c19b4..2435814 100644
> > --- a/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
> > +++ b/man/man8/mkfs.xfs.8
> > @@ -244,6 +244,12 @@ will automatically query the logical volume for
> > appropriate
> > and
> > .B swidth
> > values.
> > +.TP
> > +.BI noalign
> > +This option is used to bypass data alignment configuration. In rare
> > +circunstances, data alignment might decrease performance, for such cases,
> > +use this option to avoid data alignment, this will set stripe unit and
> > +stripe width to 0.
> Thanks for this, Carlos.
> I think it might be better to just state plainly that it overrides automatic
> stripe unit detection, and leave the tuning / performance parts out.
> Most of the manpage today is more "what" than "why."
> So maybe simply:
> +This option disables automatic stripe geometry detection, and creates
> +the filesystem without stripe geometry even if the underlying storage
> +device reports this information.
> FWIW, there is a 'noalign' option for the realtime subvolume
> as well, and that should probably get documented too.
Agreed, going to change and re-send it.
> > .RE
> > .TP
> > .B \-f
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