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cache_metadata_size - Estimate the size of the metadata device needed for

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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

SEE ALSO

cache_dump(8), cache_repair(8), cache_restore(8)

AUTHOR

Joe Thornber <ejt@redhat.com>, Heinz Mauelshagen <heinzm@redhat.com>
Device Mapper Tools System Manager's Manual