I'm currently engaged in a non-work related homework exercise. I have an ext4 filesystem sitting on a logical volume. I'm testing different performance tuning strategies and this idea occurred to me. ...
We have a big drive that we've split up using LVM. We allocated one segment to the root filesystem and several other segments to other filesystems. Then we wanted to add more space to the root ...
I'm currently filling up an empty 16GB flash drive which gives me a lot of time for imponderables. It's formatted as fat32 or whatever it came with (and I'll probably leave it that way for ease of ...
I need to connect large external hard disks (with many many files) to a system running Ubuntu. I have no idea how the Linux kernel is treating the inodes for the external drives, but attaching huge ...
I am neither concerned about RAM usage (as I've got enough) nor about losing data in case of an accidental shut-down (as my power is backed, the system is reliable and the data are not critical). But ...
I have a directory tree that contains many small files, and a small number of larger files. The average size of a file is about 1 kilobyte. There are 210158 files and directories in the tree (this ...
I have a couple of files in a directory: $ ls | wc -l 9376 Can anybody explain why there is such a huge time difference in using ls * and ls? $ time ls > /dev/null real 0m0.118s user ...
Actually IOzone is a filesystem benchmark tool. The benchmark generates and measures a variety of file operations like sequential reading/writing, random reading/writing. So I want to customize my own ...
What would be the Read-/Write-overhead when using dm-crypt (LUKS) as full disk-encryption (including root partition) on a Linux-Desktop (Ubuntu)? I plan to stack it like so: LUKS > LVM > ext4 The CPU ...