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Re: new credit printing mechanism now present in reiserfsprogs

On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 12:15, David B Harris wrote:
> (That's a really long recipient list - does this need only go to
> reiserfs-list@namesys.com and debian-devel@lists.debian.org?)
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:45:09 +0400
> Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com> wrote:
> > it now prints two random credits rather than all of them, and credits 
> > for the developers are in place.  suggestions about how to improve this 
> > while preserving the credits (e.g. printing them at a different stage of 
> > mkreiserfs, etc.) are welcome.
> If mkreiserfs was slower, I would suggest printing them at the start of
> the program. It gives people something to read while they're waiting for
> it to finish. (They would probably be more likely to read it, too.)

> It takes less than 4 seconds on a regular file of 410M here, though, so
> that's not a whole lot of time. Does it take longer on bigger
> filesystems? Lots of people are making many-gigabyte filesystems these
> days, so perhaps that really is a good idea.

mkreiserfs creates bitmaps, and bitmap count depends on partition size,
so it will take longer time on bigger partitions.

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