Hi Kieran -
Originally, XFS only supported page-sized filesystem block sizes.
However, that restriction is now gone, and block sizes < page size also
So, originally, mkfs.xfs would make page-sized blocks by default. Now that
other block sizes are supported as well, the default is 4k.
On Sat, 19 Oct 2002, kieran fulke wrote:
> I recall reading on the list somewhere, someone mentioning that XFS and
> other filesystems on alpha-linux would use a blocksize of 8k, given the
> pagesize being the same. having just recently moved / on my alpha over to
> XFS, I noticed this oddity:
> I created that fs with "mkfs.xfs -f -d agcount=3 -l size=24m -L /
> /dev/sda2" intentionally not specifying a blocksize, in any of the
> options, expecting it to use the native 8k pagesize, but it didnt.this isnt a
> problem in any way, the fs works fine, as to the utilities
> (xfsdump, fsr et al) .. I'm just curious.