mkfs.f2fs - create an F2FS file system
[ -a heap-based-allocation
] [ -c
] [ -d debugging-level
] [ -e
] [ -f
] [ -l volume-label
] [ -o overprovision-ratio-percentage
] [ -O
] [ -q
] [ -R root_owner
] [ -t
] [ -w specific sector_size for target
] [ -z #-of-sections-per-zone
is used to create a f2fs file system (usually in a disk
is the special file corresponding to the device
is optionally given for specifing the
The exit code returned by mkfs.f2fs
is 0 on success and 1 on failure.
- -a heap-based-allocation
- Specify 1 or 0 to enable/disable heap based block allocation policy. If
the value is equal to 1, each of active log areas are initially assigned
separately according to the whole volume size. The default value is
- -c device
- Build f2fs with this device additionally, so that user can see all the
devices as one big volume.
- -d debug-level
- Specify the level of debugging options. The default number is 0, which
shows basic debugging messages.
- -e extension-list
- Specify a file extension list in order f2fs to treat them as cold files.
The data of files having those extensions will be stored to the cold log.
The default list includes most of multimedia file extensions such as jpg,
gif, mpeg, mkv, and so on.
- Force overwrite when an existing filesystem is detected on the device. By
default, mkfs.f2fs will not write to the device if it suspects that there
is a filesystem or partition table on the device already.
- -l volume-label
- Specify the volume label to the partition mounted as F2FS.
- Specify f2fs filesystem to supports the block zoned feature. Without it,
the filesystem isn't supports the feature.
- -o overprovision-ratio-percentage
- Specify the percentage over the volume size for overprovision area. This
area is hidden to users, and utilized by F2FS cleaner. If not specified,
the best number will be assigned automatically accoring to the partition
- -O feature-list
- Specify a feature list like feature1[feature2,feature3,...] in order f2fs
filesystem will supports. e.g "encrypt" and so on.
- Quiet mode. With it, mkfs.f2fs does not show any messages include the
- Give root_owner option for initial uid/gid assignment. Default is set by
getuid()/getgid(), and assigned by "-R $uid:$gid".
- -s #-of-segments-per-section
- Specify the number of segments per section. A section consists of multiple
consecutive segments, and is the unit of garbage collection. The default
number is 1, which means one segment is assigned to a section.
- -t nodiscard/discard
- Specify 1 or 0 to enable/disable discard policy. If the value is equal to
1, discard policy is enabled, otherwise is disable. The default value is
- Specify the sector size in bytes along with given target sectors. Without
it, the sectors will be calculated by device sector size.
- -z #-of-sections-per-zone
- Specify the number of sections per zone. A zone consists of multiple
sections. F2FS allocates segments for active logs with separated zones as
much as possible. The default number is 1, which means a zone consists of
This version of mkfs.f2fs
has been written by Jaegeuk Kim
is available from
, fsck.f2fs(8), dump.f2fs(8), defrag.f2fs(8),