VxFS caches inodes in an inode table. The tunable for VxFS to determine the number of entries in its inode table is
VxFS uses the value of
/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.
modprobe(8) manual page.
New parameters in the
/etc/modprobe.conf file will not be read by the
insmod vxfs command.