Re: reiserfs min size (was: [2.4.1] mkreiserfs on loopdevice freezes kernel)

Chris Mason (
Thu, 01 Feb 2001 11:49:49 -0500

On Wednesday, January 31, 2001 11:27:57 PM +0100 Bernd Eckenfels <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 09:24:39AM +0000, James Sutherland wrote:
>> 32 megaBLOCK?? How big is it in Mbytes?
> Blocksize is 4k, mkreiserfs in my version is telling me it can not generate
> partitions smaller than 32M but it is not true, i have to do
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/loop.img count=32768 size=4096
>> You do know reiserfs defaults to
>> building a 32 Mbyte journal on the device, I take it?
> Yes, I wonder if it is a Error in mkreiserfs to require 128MB.

It is. The actual min is around 40MB (with 32MB used by the journal. Next version of mkreiserfs will be fixed.


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