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Re: inode question: ext4 and ext3



Mag Gam wrote:
> While still on topic, is the compression patch e2compr in the mainline kernel?
> 

nope

-Eric

> 
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen redhat com> wrote:
>> Mag Gam wrote:
>>> thanks for the response Eric.
>>>
>>> I am already setting the bytes per inode ratio :-)
>> ... then you can set it lower, if you are still running out ...
>>
>>> I suppose we can wait for brtfs
>> Well, if we are going to talk about other options, xfs is one as well,
>> it also has dynamic inode allocation.  That's better suited for another
>> list though.  :)
>>
>> -Eric
>>
>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Eric Sandeen <sandeen redhat com> wrote:
>>>> Mag Gam wrote:
>>>>> I was curious if ext4 has dynamic inode allocation. Presently, the
>>>>> application we run which resides on ext3; we constantly run out of
>>>>> inodes because each file is about 2KB but there are millions of them.
>>>> ext4 does not currently have dynamic inode allocation, though there has
>>>> been some discussion of that.
>>>>
>>>> You can create your filesystem with more inodes from the start, though;
>>>> -i bytes-per-inode (-i 2048) should be about right.
>>>>
>>>>> Also, is ext4 going to be a module or has to be compiled into the kernel?
>>>> that depends on how you build your kernel, it's a config option.
>>>>
>>>> -Eric
>>>>
>>


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