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Internal inode table size

VxFS caches inodes in an inode table. The tunable for VxFS to determine the number of entries in its inode table is vxfs_ninode.

VxFS uses the value of vxfs_ninode in /etc/modprobe.conf as the number of entries in the VxFS inode table. By default, the file system uses a value of vxfs_ninode, which is computed based on system memory size. To increase the value, make the following change in /etc/modprobe.conf and reboot:

options vxfs vxfs_ninode=new_value

The new parameters will take affect after a reboot or after the VxFS module is unloaded and reloaded. The VxFS module can be loaded using the modprobe command or automatically when a file system is mounted.

See the modprobe(8) manual page.

  Note   New parameters in the /etc/modprobe.conf file will not be read by the insmod vxfs command.