Summary: newfs's -r flag application.

From: GECFS Sun-list (
Date: Sun Apr 13 1997 - 10:09:13 CDT

Original question:

> I've been working with some filesystems using ST15230W drives, and have a
> question regarding the -r flag of newfs.
> The 15230W's have a rotational speed of 5400 RPM, while the default
> rotational speed setting of newfs is 3600 RPM. My question is, does it
> make any difference if--when creating a new filesystem--I would use a
> newfs -r 5400? If so, what would the effect be?
> Will summarize.

Thanks to those who responded. The overriding concensus is that newfs's
-r flag isn't needed for new drives.

Mark P. Beckman |"Oh yes. Those are the days when you
Technical Systems Analyst/SysAdmin | want to head back to Iowa, and become
GE Capital Fleet Services | a Pioneer seedcorn salesman." | --Dave Durnbaugh, former co-worker
                       My opinions/comments...Not GE's.

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