Re: Ideas for TUX2

From: Daniel Phillips (
Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 09:31:00 EST

On Wednesday 04 July 2001 09:53, Ph. Marek wrote:
> >> Well, my point was, that with several thousand inodes spread over the
> >> disk it won't always be possible to update the inode AND the fbb in one
> >> go. So I proposed the 2nd inode with generation counter!
> >
> >The cool thing is, it *is* possible, read how here:
> >
> >
> Well, ok. Your split the inode "files" too.
> Hmmm...
> That sound more complex than my version (at least now, until I've seen the
> implementation - maybe it's easier because it has less special cases than
> mine).

Yes, it's more complex, but not horribly so. It's a lot more efficient, and
that's the point.

> And of course the memory usage on the harddisk is much less with your
> version as you split your inode data and don't have it duplicated.


> Well, I hope to see an implementation soon - I'd like to help, even if it's
> only testing.

See you on the list. By the way, if you want to help out right now, could
you run some benchmarks my latest early flush patch? See "[RFC] Early Flush
with Bandwidth Estimation".

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