Re: Partition size
On Thu, 2002-11-28 at 10:43, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-11-27 at 16:39, Mike Dresser wrote:
> > On 27 Nov 2002, Mark L. Kahnt wrote:
> > > rather than Linux itself. That said, do you split it into several
> > > partitions and use RAID on them - I can't see that as providing a hint
> > > of a fraction of the actual disk operation performance ;)
> > Erm, raid on the same drive?
> > I guess if you had a bad sector and it couldn't be remapped that this
> > might save you a bit.
> > But you're going to absolutely kill your performance, cause you'll be
> > seeking all over the place to the two partitions.
> Yes - that was the point I was seeking to make - if we shouldn't go over
> 6 GB/partition, how the heck are we ever going to use the bulk of these
> 80GB+ drives on the market? ;)
You could use the linear version, where you just concatenate the
partitions together. That shouldn't take any longer to seek over than
one big one - each byte is still only in one place.