Re: ext2 large block size slow

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 10:39:32 -0400

Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 22:20:14 -0700
From: "Leonard N. Zubkoff" <>

It should be possible to make 1kb filesystem to have nearly all of the
performance advantages of the 4kb filesystems, while still retaining
their disk space efficiency advantages. That isn't the case today, but
hopefully we can fix that.

I've been hearing this answer ever since the question first came up
quite a while ago. Looking back to some of the earliest measurements
I made comparing 1KB and 4KB file systems, it looks like there hasn't
been much change in the last two years.

So many hacks to do.... so little time. :-)

- Ted