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SubjectRe: 2.5.64-mm6
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>>>>> Andrew Morton (AM) writes:

AM> jlnance@unity.ncsu.edu wrote:
>>
>> Andrew, I am not sure what you mean by this. Are you saying that
>> the way ld accesses files causes the blocks on the disk to be
>> layed out poorly? That is the only thing I can think of that
>> would get fixed by copying.
>>

AM> Exactly that. ld seeks all over the file when adding new blocks
AM> to it, so with ext2 and ext3 (at least) there is poor
AM> correspondence between file offset and block indices.


hmm. I thought delayed allocation should solve this problem. Isn't it?

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