Re: ReiseFS vs XFS
On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:55:49 -0300
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Malcolm Lalkaka wrote:
> > ReiserFS is faster than ext3 ONLY for files under 4kB. In
> > such a case, you can expect to experience faster speeds
> > than ext3 by a factor of 10
> Come to think of it, where did you get these numbers from?
I don't have a link, but I do know that Reiser can pack
multiple small files into 1 block (tail packing). Thus, if
you have a directory with 10,000 *small* files, they may only
take 500 or 1,000 blocks, instead of 10,000 blocks. Thus,
minimized disk reads, and faster processing.