2002-10-03 11:58:53

by Hans Reiser

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Subject: Re: [Ext2-devel] Re: [STUPID TESTCASE] ext3 htree vs. reiserfs on 2.5.40-mm1

Theodore Ts'o wrote:

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>Just to be clear, the limit which Paul is referring to is just simply
>a matter of creating the filesystem with a sufficient number of
>inodes. (i.e., mke2fs -N 1200000). Yes, having a dynamic inode table
>would be good, but in practice sysadmins know how many inodes are
>needed in advance.
>
> - Ted
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No they don't. Average space wastage is more than 50% because sysadmins
have to be conservative.

Hans


2002-10-03 19:36:00

by Theodore Y. Ts'o

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Subject: Re: [Ext2-devel] Re: [STUPID TESTCASE] ext3 htree vs. reiserfs on 2.5.40-mm1

On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 04:04:12PM +0400, Hans Reiser wrote:
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> No they don't. Average space wastage is more than 50% because sysadmins
> have to be conservative.

Sure, but even a hundred megabytes or two out of a 100 gigabyte drive
is cheap. (Specifically, about fifty cents' worth.)

- Ted