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Re: wasted disk space

Steve Dobson <steve.dobson@krasnegar.demon.co.uk> writes:

> However a large file which requires many blocks also requires the disk heads
> to seek many time toaccess them.  If the block size is small then more head
> seeking is required and performance goes down. (There's a lot more to block
> positiong than this.)

No it does not.  There is nothing that says that smaller blocks
must automatically lead to a greater tendency towards fragmentation.

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>                       www.complete.org
Sr. Software Developer, Progeny Linux Systems, Inc.    www.progenylinux.com
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