Re: [Mu tech or Mu inst]Customizing problems

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 23:40:48 CEST

On Mon, May 22, 2000 at 05:48:37PM +0200, Neo nicely wrote:
> I think, it would be better that the number of inodes is programmable in
> mu.cnf or if mu counts the number of files and calculates the number of
> inodes. I can do this, if this is wanted.
> Enno Welbers

Sure but, with backward compatibility in mind, please: try to use
only the -i option in mkfs.ext2. I run in my machine this release:

        mke2fs 1.10, 24-Apr-97 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09

This is the relative part of mkfs man-page:

       -i bytes-per-inode
              Specify the bytes/inode ratio. mke2fs creates an
              inode for every bytes-per-inode bytes of space on
              the disk. This value defaults to 4096 bytes.
              bytes-per-inode must be at least 1024.

Because muLinux use small files, you can increase the ratio inode/bytes.
I think you plan to count inodes with a sort of "find .|wc -l" ?


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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