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Re: 4k sector drives

To: Khelben Blackstaff <eye.of.the.8eholder@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: 4k sector drives
From: Emmanuel Florac <eflorac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:28:38 +0200
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <201007231802.11491.eye.of.the.8eholder@xxxxxxxxx>
Organization: Intellique
References: <201007231802.11491.eye.of.the.8eholder@xxxxxxxxx>
Le Fri, 23 Jul 2010 18:02:11 +0300
Khelben Blackstaff <eye.of.the.8eholder@xxxxxxxxx> écrivait:

> It hurts a lot. On my 1TB EARS when i was benchmarking unaligned
> partitions, untarring a linux kernel for example took ages. (tar
> output finished quickly but then you had to wait a long time till the
> shell prompt returns)

Extracting a linux tarball creates lots of very small files, so it is
expected to perform very badly on unaligned partitions. But I suppose
that copying the tarball itself to the disk could be only slightly
slower than normal.

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