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Re: small blocks



Mag Gam wrote:
> I am trying to understand what the purpose of having small blocks per
> inode. I know you can cram more inodes per filesystem, 

the main result is that you waste less space per file, since for
randomly-sized files you waste half a block(size) per file.

> but what is the
> downside?

More overhead for management, and more importantly, I still think there
is a bug lurking somewhere with block size < page size (rpm tends to hit
it for some people).

-Eric


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