On 29/05/2009, Timothy Lee <timothy.ty.lee at gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear all, > > In "HowTos/Disk_Optimization", the calculated value of stride size and > stripe width appears to have the "K" suffix incorrectly appended to them. > Eg: > > > (64K/4K) = 16K > (3*16K) = 48K > > (16K+16K) = 32K The values provided on the mkfs.ext3 command line however, > do drop the "K" suffix. > > I'm no expert on RAID, but the "K" suffixes do look a bit suspect. Pedantically and ignoring the RAID aspect, just looking at the equations scientifically, I would say that only the first one is wrong as (64K / 4K) = 16, not 16K. It should be expressed as (64 / 4)K = 16K. The other two lines do read correctly but, in the spirit of conformity, I would suggest (3 * 16)K = 48K and (16 + 16)K = 32K, respectively. Perhaps the original author would care to comment and adjust where necessary? Alan.