freebsd-performance Digest, Vol 3, Issue
tlambert2 at mindspring.com
Mon May 5 07:31:08 PDT 2003
Artem Tepponen wrote:
> > Old People.
> > It's the same reason that people think 8% of a 120GB hard drive
> > is "a lot of space" and refuse to set their free reserve on their
> > FS's high enough to avoid fragmentation.
> Should they be asking 'Why FS design is so flawed
> that it has this requirement' instead?
Not really. They should be asking "Why do I think this is an
abnormal amount of overhead compared to, say, the second of the
two journal files NT maintains?".
> Is there any working FS for FreeBSD that does not have this requirement?
There are several, including a number of Linux-originated ones;
however, lacking the requirement, they are all subject to
internal fragmentation and needing a defragger or cleaner
process in order to deal with the problem. UFS doesn't
I wish people would read and understand Donald Knuth's books
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