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SubjectRe: ext2fs "performace"
>A 1 GB file on a 1k block ext2 filesystem will have 4096 indirect
>blocks and a few dindirect blocks. Deleting the file will involve
>essentially doing a random-access seek and read of each of these
>blocks, so if it takes 100 seconds you are getting over 40 seeks/reads
>per second.

I notice you said "random-access" seeks. Do you think it
would be worthwhile to sort the inode and/or dindirect entries to make
the seeks more sequential in nature?

Craig Milo Rogers

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