Writing contigiously to UFS2?

Eric Anderson anderson at freebsd.org
Fri Sep 21 09:30:59 PDT 2007

Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Eric Anderson wrote:
>> I recommend trying msdos fs.  On recent -CURRENT, it should perform 
>> fairly well (akin to UFS2 I think), and if I recall correctly, has a 
>> more contiguous block layout.
> It can give perfect contiguity for data blocks, but has serious slowness 
> for
> non-sequential access to large files, and anyway "large" for msdosfs is
> only 4GB.

Oops - forgot about the 4GB limit.  I was also assuming that the random 
read in a big file problem wasn't an issue due to the configuration 
noted by the original poster.. but maybe that's a bad assumption.


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