cache_metadata_size (8) - Linux Man Pages

cache_metadata_size: Estimate the size of the metadata device needed for a given configuration.

NAME

cache_metadata_size - Estimate the size of the metadata device needed for a given configuration.

SYNOPSIS

cache_metadata_size [options]

DESCRIPTION

cache_metadata_size estimates the size of the metadata.
Either --nr-blocks, or --block-size and --device-size must be specified.

OPTIONS

--nr-blocks {natural}
Specify the number of cache blocks.
--block-size {sectors}
Specify the size of each cache block in 512 byte sectors.
--device-size {sectors}
Specify total size of the fast device used in the cache. In 512 byte sectors.
--max-hint-width {nr bytes}
Specify hint width.

    Cache policies use a per block 'hint' to record extra info (for instance
    hit counts).  At the moment all policies use a 4 byte hint
    width.  If you want to use a different hint width specify it with this
    switch.

EXAMPLE

$ cache_metadata_size --nr-blocks 10240

$ cache_metadata_size --block-size 128 --device-size 1024000

AUTHOR

Joe Thornber <ejt [at] redhat.com>, Heinz Mauelshagen <heinzm [at] redhat.com>