blocksize

Matthias Pfeifer mpfeifer77 at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 8 10:19:21 UTC 2006


Hi,

2006/9/5, Johannes Winkelmann <jw at smts.ch>:
> Hey,
>
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 23:07:53 +0200, Johannes Winkelmann wrote:
> [...]
> > Now, if blocksize is 512, blocksize>>10 is 0. This explains the problem
> > you're seeing.
> > That said, it's not possible to use a blocksize of 512 with the current
> > release of e2fsprogs. Whether this is intentional or not is unclear to
> > me at the moment.
> Searching a bit further, I found the following patch:
>   http://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/hvogel/RPMS/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-probe_reiserfs-fpe.patch
>
> With this patch applied, mounting the partition works, however since I
> can't judge whether this is causing any further problems, some posts
> I've read talk about performance issues and both mkreiserfs and mount
> commands took extremely long (even for reiser) when using such small
> blocksizes I decided to keep core/e2fsprogs in sync with the upstream
> release.
>

Hi Johannes,

Thanks for the hints. I agree with you and will better not try out
obscure configurations. Not only because i still suffer from a very
negative experience that is strongly related to my harddisk...

matthias



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