What does inode stand for? The inode (index node) is a data structure in a Unix-style file system that describes a file-system object such as a file or a directory. Each inode stores the attributes and disk block locations of the object’s data.
Can two files have same inode number? Each file in a filesystem has a unique inode number. Inode numbers are guaranteed to be unique only within a filesystem (i.e., the same inode numbers may be used by different filesystems, which is the reason that hard links may not cross filesystem boundaries).
What is inode limit? First up, and less important, the theoretical maximum number of inodes is equal to 2^32 (approximately 4.3 billion inodes). Second, and far more important, is the number of inodes on your system. Generally, the ratio of inodes is 1:16KB of system capacity.
What is the size of inode? The default number of bytes per inode is 2048 bytes (2 Kbytes), which assumes the average size of each file is 2 Kbytes or greater. Most files are larger than 2 Kbytes.