Re: fdformat missing
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Bruce Sass wrote:
> Why is ext2 wasteful of disk space?
Backup superblock, inode table, space reserved for root, etc.
Test it yourself. Make a filesystem both ways and do a df and see how
much available space you have.
> I usually format to 1920k
> (83 tracks doesn't always work for me, so I don't use 1992k).
> The larger block size and reserved space can be looked after with
> "mke2fs -b 512 -m 0 ...", and if it makes much difference you can even
> change the bytes per inode ratio with the "-i" option.
> I find the "lost+found" feature to be worth losing 12k over
> (a good technical reason to use ext2?).
Not yet. Besides, you have no control over how the disk is formatted. With
superformat you can squeeze more space out of the disk. In other words. If
you had an unformatted disk you would STILL have to run superformat to do
the low level format.
I NEVER EVER EVER trust a floppy that was not freshly low-level formatted.
You can not do this with mke2fs. You will end up with unreliable