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    SubjectRe: [reiserfs-dev] Re: Ext2 directory index: ALS paper and benchmarks
    > Remember: we'd save 15*4=60 bytes per inode, at the cost of pinning the
    > block the inode is in. But _usually_ we'd have those blocks in memory
    > anyway, especially if the inode gets touched (which dirties it, and
    > updates atime, which forces us to do writeback). For the initial IO we
    > obviously _have_ to have them in memory.

    Surely the buffer has the on disk inode format, not the fast to handle
    in processor inode format ?

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