Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu, Solaris
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 0
xfs on large drive (3 terabyes)

(First of all, I'm not sure if this question should be posted in the Hardware .
category, please let me know if I have to move it to another category).

I've installed a 3 tb disk on my computer (secondary disk). I've created a single partition using parted (specifying gpt and correct alignment):

parted -a optimal /dev/sdb1 mkpart primary 0% 100%
Now I want to use xfs on that partition, I've been reading on the internet and found some references about performance problems if the sector size is not specified correctly, but I'm not sure I understand correctly the problem.

For the above reason, it's not clear to me if I should specify a 4096 sector size or just create the filesystem normally; should I do this?:

mkfs -t xfs -s size=4096 /dev/sdb1
Anybody can shed some light on the subject? Thanks in advance!

Last edited by toshiro; 12-08-2012 at 06:47 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Systems become unresponsive with XFS and large disk writes damgar Slackware 1 11-03-2012 08:27 AM
optimise xfs for large partition carpman Linux - General 3 12-28-2007 04:46 PM
Needing help copying large hard drive to smaller drive sdubble Linux - Software 1 02-21-2006 12:06 PM
Hard Drive XFS Partition qwerty_int Linux - Hardware 1 09-20-2004 02:52 PM
Large drive- too much space lost by large block size? tome Linux - General 5 12-14-2001 01:32 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration