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The man tune2fs and man mkfs.ext4 state:

stride=stride-size

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This mostly affects placement of filesystem metadata like bit‐maps at mke2fs(2) time to avoid placing them on a single disk, which can hurt the performance.

My question: Given an ext4-filesystem that was created without the stride option, will tune2fs -E stride=X have any effect on the placement of metadata as mentioned in the man pages?

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