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Re: ReiseFS vs XFS

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:55:49 -0300
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> 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.

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