Bug 7609 - Feature Request: --bytes-per-inode (under anaconda kickstart part command)
Summary: Feature Request: --bytes-per-inode (under anaconda kickstart part command)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-12-05 20:59 UTC by tymm
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-26 18:57:05 UTC

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Description tymm 1999-12-05 20:59:26 UTC
Would it be possible to add a --bytes-per-inode flag to the part command?
Currently to make filesystems with extra inodes (for qmail queues and the
like) it is necessary to create everything, copy all necessary files over,
unmount the partition, mke2fs, remount, copy files back on to it.  Seems
that about 1-2 lines of Python in the loader source would make this a whole
lot nicer...

I'd do this myself (in fact was working on it) but to get a boot disk to
build nicely from a slightly nonstandard system it appears is not exactly a
walk in the park, and I don't have any particularly standard systems around
here to play with.


Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 15:06:59 UTC
Added to a list of features for future releases.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-26 18:56:59 UTC
Implemented in current internal release.

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