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SubjectRe: Large files and filesystem block size
> > I'm setting up a server serving large >=1GB files. I spoke to this guy
> > that just finished his PhD on the subject
> > (http://ConfMan.unik.no/~paalh/index2.html) , and he said he'd managed to
> > increase the throughput by using a 64kB block size on the files system.
> > This testing was done on NetBSD (as far as I can remember).
> >
> > Does anyone know of a file system that supports large files, large
> > filesystems and large block sizes?

> Linux doesn't support larger block size than page size (ie. 4 KB on i386).

Is this limit the indepandant of file system type?

> > Does any of you have any theories if his practice in using larger block
> > sizes will have the same impact on performance in Linux as it had in BSD?

> I think performance will improve but only for large files (but that's
> probably what you want).

As I'm writing above, the files I'm talking of are typically 1-10GB. So
yes - this is what I want.

roy
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