Bug#465122: dd uses a lot of memory
* Joey Hess <email@example.com> [2008-02-10 17:58]:
> It does makes sense that a larger buffer size than the default 512
> bytes (not 1 byte AFAIK) would speed it up somewhat, by saving syscall
> If there's a common divisor, like a block size, and it's reasonably big
> (a few K), it'd make sense to use that.
Uh, that sounds pretty complicated. Is it worth the hassle? How much
RAM is it using at the moment anyway?