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Q: Filesystem block sizes available?

To: XFS Mailing list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Q: Filesystem block sizes available?
From: Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk <roy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 15:41:31 +0100 (CET)
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What block sizes are available on XFS filesystems? I've seen the note
'Filesystem block size' on the features list, and it says it's limited to
the page size on the given architecture (eg .4k on ia64).

I'm running a lab at Compaq in Oslo now, and some guy at storage told me
4k's a waste, and that the SCSI drives wanted 256kB data blocks to really
speed it all up. Could XFS help me out? I need REALLY HIGH-SPEED access to
the drives.... Software or hardware RAID - I don't care... I just need the

Thanks a lot.


Roy Sigurd Karlsbakk, MCSE, MCNE, CLS, LCA

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