From: Grant Grundler <>
Date: 2003-07-31 13:35:41
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 05:15:33PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> Well, varying both, actually.  I'm curious whether it is a large block
> size, or block_size == page_size that really matters.

sorry - I'm not sure I understand the distinction.
My take is a larger page size (ie 16k is better than 4k).
It looks like ext2 uses PAGE_SIZE to size it's IOs:

> The reason why I care is because it makes a difference as to what the
> default mke2fs hueristics should be.

My gut feeling is native page_size and then warn about compatibility
if that is > 4k.

> (By the way, even without
> hacking e2fsprogs at all, if you use mke2fs -Tlargefile, it will use a
> default blocksize == pagesize, and this currently bypasses the
> EXT2_MAX_BLOCK_SIZE check entirely.)  The question is whether or not
> this is really optimal behaviour....

re-aim-7 seems to think so.
I sent you privately the 4k and 16k pagesize runs that I had posted earlier.

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