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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Harddisk questions

    i just ordered a server and found:

    1. the swap partition is now called swap but /dev/shm, is it right? and my swap size is not what i wanted, do i just modify it my own or i ask datacenter to do OS reload and repartition? (i did ask them default partition scheme, but it's not the same in the server i ordered!)

    2. i also notice the Harddisk blocksize is 1M-blocks , in the server i used to have, it's only 1k-blocks, is that right? i suppose this will eventually make me lost much disk space.

    3. this is a server, i heard OS reload is free of charge, is that true?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Filesystem 1M-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda2 7876 133 7343 2% /
    /dev/hda1 76 13 60 17% /boot
    /dev/hda8 48381 33 45892 1% /home
    none 252 0 252 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/hda7 1012 33 928 4% /tmp
    /dev/hda6 7876 1144 6332 16% /usr
    /dev/hda5 7876 86 7390 2% /var

    anyone heard of 1M-blocks for normal web server?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    1MB blocks? Just means those smaller files will recieve a whole 1MB block, so eventually space will be wasted - there is a name for this - Slack Space.

    Having 1KB blocks would allow for less slackspace, but requires for longer searches if I remember correctly, I thought 512KB is standard?


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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    512K? i was about to ask managed to use 4k.

    what about other professionals say? and what about the swap /dev/shm thing?

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