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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