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authorDimitri John Ledkov <>2017-07-31 14:54:24 +0100
committerDimitri John Ledkov <>2017-07-31 14:54:24 +0100
commit6a0440391da7a99ffab94ccc66264af9b5f3ce34 (patch)
tree1c7cf4f07b08c4965ab19819ebce367be16fb980 /Documentation/mkfs.btrfs.asciidoc
parent5f2e2384443a09e3f1fec71940e9e32b70789102 (diff)
New upstream release.
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@@ -76,8 +76,8 @@ Alias for --nodesize. Deprecated.
*-n|--nodesize <size>*::
Specify the nodesize, the tree block size in which btrfs stores metadata. The
default value is 16KiB (16384) or the page size, whichever is bigger. Must be a
-multiple of the sectorsize, but not larger than 64KiB (65536). Leafsize always
-equals nodesize and the options are aliases.
+multiple of the sectorsize and a power of 2, but not larger than 64KiB (65536).
+Leafsize always equals nodesize and the options are aliases.
Smaller node size increases fragmentation but lead to higher b-trees which in
turn leads to lower locking contention. Higher node sizes give better packing