mkfs

XFS: How to calculate the correct sunit,swidth values for optimal performance

XFS allows to optimize for a given RAID stripe unit (stripe size) and stripe width (number of data disks) via mount options.

These options can be sometimes autodetected (for example with md raid and recent enough kernel (>= 2.6.32) and xfsprogs (>= 3.1.1) built with libblkid support) but manual calculation is needed for most of hardware raids.

The calculation of these values is quite simple:
su =
sw = <# of data disks (don't count parity disks)>