[RndTbl] xfs inode adjust?

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Wed May 11 18:51:15 CDT 2011

Seriously?  You're worried about the space inodes will take on a TWELVE TERABYTE file system?

What amount of disk space (%) could this actually save?  Is it really worth worrying about today?  I guess I could see it if it's going to waste >1Gb, if only to save time during the mkfs process...

Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

>I'm making (as we speak) a 12TB RAID6 array, using XFS.  My first
>attempt I noticed XFS was making waaay too many inodes.  I know in ext3
>I can adjust the inode count, like # bytes per inode, etc.  Does anyone
>know how to do the same in XFS?  Man xfs is super confusing on inode
>count manipulation.  I have no idea what numbers it wants in its
>Since my fs has mostly large (2-4GB) files, I like to reduce the inode
>count by 1-3 orders of magnitude from the defaults to give me more
>usable space.
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