On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 11:12:09AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 10:28, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> > Curious to know what is being considered *small block*? (2k 1k?)
> Anything less than page size.
> And "boost performance" does not mean that reducing your block size is a
> performance enhancer; the mod you mentioned was more along the lines of
> "less slow," not "super fast."
This mod gets <pgsize blks up to about the same as pgsize for specific
workloads/machine configs (it is a huge boost over the previous code).
So, it's better than less slow, but not quite super fast yet. ;) But,
its all academic at this stage, since...
> Note that none of this stuff is ready for prime-time yet, either... You
> should assume that the block size == page size restriction is still in
> place, for now.
It _is_ still in place (the Linux/XFS mount code path doesn't allow fs's
with non-pgsize blocks), no assumption about it. There is still plenty
to be done before we drop this check I think, but not too far off now.