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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Significant performace improvements on reiserfs systems, kupdated bugfixes
On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Marc A. Lehmann wrote:

> A contiguous write doesn't cost anything much, so it could be major
> win if the kernel could flush dirty buffers that are behind and after
> the dirty block to be written. But this would nicely conflict with
> allocate-on-flush ;)

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 ;)

IA64: a worthy successor to i860.

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