[arch-dev-public] [Installer] Reserved-Blocks-Percentage

Jud jud at judfilm.net
Wed Oct 15 21:12:38 EDT 2008

Hi all,

Now that the Installer is of interest again, I wanted to ask if
this idea could make a better sane default for the Installer's
/etc/mke2fs.conf - Meaning when you create and format ext2/3/4
(any others?) partitions.

-m [reserved-blocks-percentage]
"Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for the
super-user.  This avoids fragmentation, and allows root-owned
daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to function correctly after
non-privileged processes are prevented from writing to the filesystem.
The default percentage is 5%."

Now it seems this reserved space is unavailable to users and now that
Hard Drives are massive, this 5% is alot of space.

Would the option -m1 or even -m0 be a better sane default?

or maybe even user defined?


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