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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs: Add romfs version 2
Hi!

> >> > block aligned regular file data to bring
> >performance
> >> > parity with ext2/3. This is about 225% of the read
> >> > speed of the existing romfs.
> >
> >Doesn't that make these filesystems much bigger? By, on
> >average, .5k
> >per file? Or, if I'm understanding things correctly,
> >~1k?
>
> Yes, my experience has been that it has been almost
> chillingly close
> to .5k per regular file increase in partition size. I
> know in
> applications in which size is utterly critical this may
> be slightly
> unattractive, but in cases where romfs is chosen for its
> byte
> reproducibility and read-only nature the
> size/performance tradeoff is
> fairly advantageous.

If the fs is read-only.. can we do some tail packing and get _both_
speed and space efficiency?
Pavel
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