[lug] Best block size?

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Tue Sep 16 02:25:57 MDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 11:46:01AM -0600, The Matt wrote:
> Well, I can't answer this very well, but I'm wondering what filesystem
> you are thinking of using?  I'd probably recommend ReiserFS if you have
> many thousands of small files. 

Hmm, as far as i understand ReiserFS is a very good choice if you have
lots of file in one directory (since it speeds up directory lookups 
[tree access vs. sequential scan]).

> ReiserFS doesn't really use blocks but
> trees.  

Really? I thought it uses trees for metadata. Doesn't a block device allways
have to serve blocks to the kernel? ;-)

Just my 0.002$ 

  Ralf Mattes

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