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    SubjectRe: [00/17] Large Blocksize Support V3
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    William Lee Irwin III <wli@holomorphy.com> writes:

    > On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 05:42:17PM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
    >> Actually, I don't know why people are so excited about being able to
    >> use higher order allocations (I would rather be more excited about
    >> never having to use them). But for those few places that really need
    >> it, I'd rather see them use a virtually mapped kernel with proper
    >> defragmentation rather than putting hacks all through the core code.
    >
    > In memory as on disk, contiguity matters a lot for performance.

    Not nearly so much though. In memory you don't have seeks to avoid.
    On disks avoiding seeks is everything.

    Eric
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