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comment how much space to reserve on ext3 filesystem to prevent fragmentation issues?
To be honest I think it depends solely on usage. On a pure storage partition you could go with none. On a regular system partition you could use 20 000. On some production server partitions it may still be useful to use 5% as it will allow root a lot of room to write to.
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comment how much space to reserve on ext3 filesystem to prevent fragmentation issues?
Actually I can't really. I used that example because when I learnt about the process, that was the example quoted in the guide. And subsequent to that I've used this number on quite a few systems and had no problems. Perhaps someone else can add some info?
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comment ext4 overrides my commit=100 mount option with commit=0
@Gilles - Interesting.
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comment ext4 overrides my commit=100 mount option with commit=0
@Gilles - Why would /etc/mtab become out of date? Curious.
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