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Bug#465122: dd uses a lot of memory

Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> [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
> > overhead.
> > 
> > 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?

I assume it's using up to the size of the initramfs, so about 3.5 mb.

see shy jo

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