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    SubjectRe: [Patch] Cleanup struct gendisk registration, 2.3.40-pre1
    On Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 08:49:05AM -0500, tytso@MIT.EDU wrote:
    > From: Andi Kleen <>
    > Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 08:15:13 +0100
    > And much more waste. I recently discovered that a ~5GB 4K ext2 source
    > code partition has ~480MB wasted in file tails. The same fileset
    > (about 192k files) would only waste ~108MB with 1K blocks.
    > It depends on what you're putting in the filesystem. If it's mostly
    > smallish files. such as you might expect on a source partition, then the
    > fragmentation overhead is much more of an issue; a 1k block size is
    > probably more appropriate. But if you have a filesystem with really
    > large files, then a 4k blocksize is really what you want.
    > - Ted


    in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/ext2_fs.h there is a

    #define EXT2_MIN_FRAG_SIZE 1024

    does ext2 use block fragments? if yes how? if not why?
    (from a quick look at the source it seems unlikely that
    ext2 uses fragments)

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