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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Significant performace improvements on reiserfs systems, kupdated bugfixes
On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 05:57:36PM -0300, Rik van Riel <riel@conectiva.com.br> wrote:
> On the contrary, when you have a bunch of small files to sync
> you just allocate them next to each other and flush them all
> at once ;)

Different layer really: The idea was to sync blocks contiguous to the
dirty block we want to sync (regardless of filesystem, i.e. similar to
the elevator which also works at abelow-the-fs-level). (Allocated) block
numbers are necessary for this to work.

(but i don't know how relevant this is in practise. I think it might gain
a lot, though, but that doesn't mean much ;)

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