Heads up: e2fsprogs-1.42-WIP-0702 pushed to rawhide

Farkas Levente lfarkas at lfarkas.org
Wed Oct 5 21:32:37 UTC 2011

On 10/05/2011 05:42 PM, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> right; for large ext4 fs use (or testing), try 
>> # mkfs.ext4 -E lazy_itable_init=1 /dev/blah
>> this will cause it to skip inode table initialization, and speed up mkfs a LOT.
>> It'll also keep sparse test images smaller.
>> IMHO this should probably be made default above a certain size.
>> The tradeoff is that inode table initialization happens in kernelspace, post-mount -
>> with efforts made to do it in the background, and not impact other I/O too much.
> Sorry, Lukas reminds me that this should already be the default mode, with a
> new enough kernel and new enough e2fsprogs.  Rawhide should meet those criteria.

yes i know it's not rhel list, but still is it working on rhel-6?

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