installer default inode count

Hollis R Blanchard hollis+ at
Wed Dec 1 12:46:05 EST 1999

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Jon Howell wrote:
> I recently installed LinuxPPC 1999 Q3, and today I ran out of inodes.
> My 3G disk is only 67% full. It turns out my inode ratio is about
> one inode per 32KB. The default for mk2efs is 4KB (-i 4096).
> 32KB seems extreme. Indeed, I see from the mailing list archive
> that someone else ran into the same problem in September
> (
> Hollis' reply hints that the installer does this on purpose, but
> I couldn't tell for sure. Could whoever maintains the installer look
> into changing the inode ratio to something lower, or is the 32KB ratio
> intentional (but unfortunate)?

I don't suppose you used a more recent installer than what's on the CD? It's a
known problem, but obviously once it's on the CD all we can do is post updates


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