[sf-lug] filesystem for a 3TB external USB drive

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jan 3 19:41:45 PST 2012

Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at well.com):

> God love you, Rick, you're a national treasure.  I've been slogging
> through inode and superblock info, and thanks for the "block group"
> tip. 

To be perfectly honest, I don't really know this stuff very well.  I
mostly just look it up whenever knowing the details seems to matter,
e.g., when you see 'No space left on device' on a filesystem where 
'df' makes really clear that you have gobs and gobs of space.  (Standard
answer:  You ran out of inodes.  Rebuild the filesystem with more

I always considered the /usr/bin/stat utility cool because it provides
full data sufficient to answer one of my standard interview questions,
'What's in an inode?'

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