Renaat Dumon wrote:
I've put the parameters back, and had a contact with one the "platform" guys
of my vendor.
When I asked if he could think of something to explain the fact that
apparently only the small .db files were affected, he wasn't sure. But he
did mention these files where designed to be this small, so they could be
stored on disk in meta-data only. While I don't know what this really means,
I thought I'd run this by you to see if maybe it could isolate the issue a
little bit further.
It means that for very small files, the file data can be stored in the disk
inode itself, rather than in an extent outside the inode. Not a bad idea.
If you're in touch w/ the vendor, perhaps you can work with him to try a stock
2.4.28 kernel, see if the problem persists.