atom feed5 messages in com.redhat.ext3-usersRe: inode limit ?
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Douglas BruntonOct 25, 2001 9:37 am 
Bryan-TheBS-SmithOct 25, 2001 9:49 am 
Andreas DilgerOct 25, 2001 10:13 am 
Stephen C. TweedieOct 25, 2001 12:12 pm 
Jiri KrejcikOct 26, 2001 3:27 am 
Subject:Re: inode limit ?
From:Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date:Oct 25, 2001 12:12:26 pm


On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 12:49:37PM -0400, Bryan-TheBS-Smith wrote:

I was under the impression that on Ext2 (and Ext3), inodes were pre-allocated? And you must specify additional inodes as mkfs-time???


I assume any /proc/sys/fs/max-inodes value may be the maximum number the kernel could handle over all filesystems period???

/proc/sys/fs/max-inodes limits the number of active inodes open in the kernel at once, not the number on disk.

Cheers, Stephen