[pacman-dev] libalpm fails on a filesystem with a large blocksize

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Sat Jun 13 14:37:30 UTC 2015

f_bsize appears to be linked to NFS's wsize parameter. You should be
able to specify a lower value for that in the mount options on the NFS

Ideally, you'd set wsize to the server's physical block size. Higher
values might result in (much) better write performance but the free
space calculation will no longer be accurate.

Perhaps there's a clean way to figure out the correct block size for NFS
mounts, but I'm going with what pacman currently does, statvfs(2).

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