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Confusing -t for -T causes bad block count error



Just in case anyone ever reads this old post below and tries making a file system with the little, lower case letter "t" below, it results in a baffling bad block count error. The correct option is the upper case, capital letter "T" :)

Yes, if you are creating larger files.  By default e2fsck assumes the average
file size is 8kB and allocates a corresponding number of inodes there.  If,
for example, you are storing lots of larger files there (digital photos, MP3s,
etc) that are in the MB range you can use "-t largefile" or "-t largefile4"
to specify an average file size of 1MB or 4MB respectively.  You can also
use -i or -N (see man page) to override the default bytes-per-inode value.
This will also speed up e2fsck noticably.

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Maurice Volaski, mvolaski aecom yu edu
Computing Support, Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University


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