Thanks to all who replied. It appears that the easiest way to determine
the number of bytes/inode in a filesystem is to use the "df" command
with and without the "-i" option.
# df /mnt
Filesystem kbytes used avail capacity Mounted on
/dev/sd1g 983118 9 933954 0% /mnt
# df -i /mnt
Filesystem iused ifree %iused Mounted on
/dev/sd1g 4 119164 0% /mnt
The "-i" option will report free disk space in terms of inodes instead of
kbytes. Simple arithmetic yields a close approximation of bytes/inode.
bytes/inode = kbytes / ( iused + ifree )
Several people suggested using the "newfs -N /dev/rsd?" command, which
acording to the man pages will "Print out the file system parameters without
actually creating the file system". However, I tried this only to find out
that the number of bytes/inode reported is always the default value,
regardless of how the filesystem was actually configured.
-- Mike Peralta (email@example.com) National Optical Astronomy Observatories Tucson, AZ
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