bad news for bsdtar..

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Sat Apr 24 03:14:26 PDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 01:59:13AM -0700, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> * Julian Elischer <julian at> [040423 12:21] wrote:
> > done on a small subdirectory of our data...
> > (only accounts starting with 849xxx)
> > total data as reported by 'du': 9394486 KB  (9GB)
> > (note du takes links into account and doesn't count the same data twice)
> > number of files with > 1 link: 
> Have you guys thought of using aio or at least another process
> to parallelize IO?  (One to read files, and one to write out the
> archive)
> Actually with our kernel threads in 5 you could just use those
> to speed IO.

IMHO, still non-blocking/async IO would be faster, and more probably portable,
unless I'm utterly wrong, of course.  8-)


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