On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM, Tom Horsley <email@example.com> wrote:
I just reformatted a new 1TB USB 3.0 backup drive to
ext4, mounted it, and I'm watching constant disk
writes on my gkrellm display. I assume this is due
to the ext4lazyinit process which showed up when
I mounted the drive the first time.
Anyone know how long it is likely to be initializing
the tables? It has been running for about 20 minutes
I would estimate the init would take 1-2 hours.
Beware of placing a large number in your ext3/ext4 partition. We made one with millions of them - and it took us on the order of 10 hours to fsck it. We could not afford that so we switched to xfs.
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