Reducing the size of the ports tree (brainstorm v2)
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Wed Nov 5 15:08:31 UTC 2014
On Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:26:01 -0500 Lowell Gilbert
<freebsd-ports-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote
> "Chris H" <bsd-lists at bsdforge.com> writes:
> > Difficult to tell for sure. I haven't examined the [UFS/ZFS] source
> > to know for sure. Be valuable info. :)
> Reading source not required: start with "man newfs"; note blocksize and
The default size is 32768 bytes, and the smallest allowable
size is 4096 bytes.
Which only raises another question in my mind. I've got an old
40G pata I use for utilitarian duties. It has a hardware limit
of 512b. Does FreeBSD then re-calculate to ensure the >=4k block
size via CHS? Or does it remain unchanged?
BTW the only point with this, was it all seemed quite simple to
compensate, or cater to a mass of small files, and as such, seemed
like a trivial nit. I just seemed like there were bigger fish to
Thanks for the reply.
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