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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 22:57:54 EDT 2008

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 8:12 PM, Jud <jud at judfilm.net> wrote:
> 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?

Please put this in the bug tracker

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