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Re: Can I make my blocksize > 4k during mkfs.xfs?

To: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Can I make my blocksize > 4k during mkfs.xfs?
From: utz lehmann <xfs@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 23:34:08 +0200
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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btw: is there any advantage for xfs if (hypotheitcally) using 
block size > page size?

On an classic block allocation based fs you will gain performance due less
fragmentation. But on xfs the files are stored in large contiguous

My guess is, that it will not make a difference, only space is wasted.


Austin Gonyou [austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] wrote:
> So say, with NTFS...you *can* do that..is that because they make it do
> that..but it can be slower?
> On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 14:57, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 14:57, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> > 
> > > Ahh..I seee....so IA32 cannot handle this at all?
> > 
> > There is no support in XFS for filesystem block size > page size for
> > any
> > architecture...
> > 
> > -Eric
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