Re: ext2 large block size slow

Alan Cox (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 19:08:12 +0100 (BST)

> I was experimenting with using non-1024 block sizes in ext2fs --
> I tried 2048 and 4096. It seems that using non-1024 block sizes
> creates a noticable slowdown. Is using this feature not supported,
> or not tested? I was doing this on 2.0.29 and 2.0.30.

It just depends on your disk subsystem. On a fast SCSI disk 4K blocks
are generally speaking a big win