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Re: 4k sector drives

To: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 4k sector drives
From: Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:13:41 +0200
Cc: Stan Hoeppner <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 23.07.2010 15:50, Emmanuel Florac wrote:
> Le Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:38:43 +0200
> Matthias Schniedermeyer <ms@xxxxxxx> écrivait:
> > Only for writes, reads are for practically unaffected.
> Sequential writes may be relatively unaffected too; if you write
> sequentially a couple of megabytes you'll have only a couple of
> additional blocks at the beginning and end of operation.

What MAY hurt, also for large writes, are the meta-data operations while 
writing the file. (e.g. the file-size changes, journaling ...)

But i haven't tested that and can't say for sure how much that hurts.

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