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On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:27:57 -0500, Mauriat staggered into the Black Sun and said: > I have a 110GB partition that I want to use to record large movie > files. Most files would be minimum 0.5GB and go to 3-7GB. What > settings should I use to format the partition for optimal performance > and minimization of wasted space? I want to use EXT3. mke2fs -j -m 0 -N $NUMBER /dev/whatever (or) mke2fs -j -m 0 -T largefile4 /dev/whatever > Is there a guide or howto on this? I've read the mke2fs man pages, > but they don't ...

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    Default Re: Tuning format options for large EXT3 partition

    On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 16:27:57 -0500, Mauriat staggered into the Black Sun
    and said:
    > I have a 110GB partition that I want to use to record large movie
    > files. Most files would be minimum 0.5GB and go to 3-7GB. What
    > settings should I use to format the partition for optimal performance
    > and minimization of wasted space? I want to use EXT3.
    mke2fs -j -m 0 -N $NUMBER /dev/whatever
    (or)
    mke2fs -j -m 0 -T largefile4 /dev/whatever
    > Is there a guide or howto on this? I've read the mke2fs man pages,
    > but they don't specifically explain what settings you would use under
    > which conditions.
    > -b block-size
    Don't change this. It'll get set at 4096.
    > -i bytes-per-inode
    > -T fs-type
    If you want to specify the number of inodes, use -N $NUMBER, which will
    create $NUMBER inodes Don't create less than 1000; it's really annoying
    to run out of inodes. -T largefile4 will, like it says in the man page,
    create 1 inode for every 4M. This should be plenty. The biggest win
    here actually comes from -m0 , which should work because this is not /var
    or / , so your system won't get b0rken if you fill up the partition.

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    Default Tuning format options for large EXT3 partition


    I have a 110GB partition that I want to use to record large movie files.
    Most files would be minimum 0.5GB and go to 3-7GB. What settings should
    I use to format the partition for optimal performance and minimization
    of wasted space? I want to use EXT3.

    Is there a guide or howto on this? Anyone have any experience with this?
    I've read the mke2fs man pages, but they don't specifically explain what
    settings you would use under which conditions.

    Which options would help?
    -b block-size
    -i bytes-per-inode
    -T fs-type

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