Re: Why is the minimum block size 1Kb??

Aaron M. Ucko (amu@MIT.EDU)
17 May 1997 14:26:13 -0400 writes:

> personally find that 100 Mb a bit limiting and that linux uses a
> large amount of symlinks (which from my understanding uses a block to
> hold the reference path).

Actually, a LOT of symlinks are "fast symlinks" needing no data blocks
because the destination path fits in the inode (which contains at
least 109 bytes, most of which can be used to store the path.) [This
assumes you're using ext2fs, of course.]

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