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From where comes the inode number of a file mounted through NFS?

I asked a question on codereview to know if I could safely replace the following code: :inode => [stat.ino, stat.dev_major, stat.dev_minor], which threw NotImplementedError because of jruby not ...
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Zero inodes even after formatting hard disk

I have an external 1Tb harddisk which due to some reason was showing following under df -i Filesystem Inodes IUsed IFree IUse% Mounted on /dev/sdb1 0 0 0 - ...
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FAT filesystem error obtained many times in console

I have an embedded board which runs linux, i have partitioned file system and additionally. I have also added a partition(mtdblock5) such that whenever I attach a pendrive to the embedded board, it ...
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Kate changes inode

Why does Kate change inode when I change file? For example: ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ touch test ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ln test test1 ookami@ookami-E7130:~/test$ ls -li total 0 2782182 ...
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how do I know if the number of inodes are already taken?

According to what I have read here http://www.linux.org/article/view/intro-to-inodes, the inode structure occuppies 1% of the storage unit size. Besides, it may happen (if I recall correctly due to a ...
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where does boundary of file system lie in Linux?

I am curious that hard link cannot cross the boundary of file system. But where exactly is the boundary? I know hard disk and flash disk are two file systems; /home and /var are two file systems. But ...
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Changing max inode count number in ext3 filesystem in Cent OS

Assuming that I use ext3 filesystem in Cent OS: Can I increase the number of Free Inodes in the filesystem? If Yes how? When I run tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 it got these inodes statistics: Filesystem ...
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Zip, tar: is there a file table

Is there a file table, or inode structure (like in filesystems) of a zip or tar file?
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What is the efficiency of NTFS Junctions?

Long story short, I am using the steamtool application, which was originally developed for the following reasons: Steam by default would save all your games to C:\ SSDs are becoming the new primary ...
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When will the modified time of folder be changed´╝č

When will the modified time of folder be changed, on both of windows and linux? I know the modified time changed when its inode is changed. But when will the inode of folder be changed?
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How do “file headers”, “bit maps” and “inodes” come into the picture when managing filesystems?

I'm a little confused on how these terms are thrown around in a book that I am reading. Are they all different terms that refer to the same concept, or are they slightly different implementations ...
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What exactly is an inode as pertaining to filesystems?

As I understand them, apparently an inode basically points to the beginning of a file stored on disk. But it also seems that directories have the same functionality as well (i.e., they store the ...
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When referring to filesystems, what is the difference between a “live” and a “dead” inode?

My understanding of 'inodes' (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inode) is that they contain the information necessary to access certain blocks of a file, but not the file data itself. Then I was ...
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Relationship of iNode indirect pointers to maximum file size

Let's say you have an iNode that is filled to capacity with no indirect pointers. If you give it one indirect pointer, does its maximum file size simply double?
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104 views

How does file systems know which folder a file is in?

The index nodes contain meta data and points to where the actual data is. But how does the system know where in the directory tree the file or folder is, and how does it translate the filename into an ...
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Linux filesystem with inodes close on the disk

I'd like to make the ls -laR /media/myfs on Linux as fast as possible. I'll have 1 million files on the filesystem, 2TB of total file size, and some directories containing as much as 10000 files. ...
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inode-block ratio

How we can find the ratio of inodes to blocks? How can we change that ratio?
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How to calculate proper amount of inode/block sizes for a linux filesystem

I have an old reiser filesystem which I'm going to convert to Ext3. The problem I have is to determine the proper block- and inode-sizes for this partition. The partition is 44 GB large and has to ...