[SATLUG] file server design
travis at subspacefield.org
Tue Dec 5 12:33:54 CST 2006
On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 12:29:04PM -0600, Travis H. wrote:
> Oh, yeah, that's a good point. I hadn't thought about that.
Wait a minute, the more I think about it, you're suggesting that the
exported file system to the underlying file system would be randomized,
right? Well if you didn't use sparse files, then you'd allocate all of
the blocks at once, and on ext2/3 and FFS and most filesystems I know
deeply, they will try to make that allocation contiguous. Now if you
extended them, you'd probably have a different location for the new
extent, but this shouldn't be an everyday occurence. I figure this
is done once in a while, just because you didn't predict that one would
grow as fast as it does or something.
Or did you mean something else?
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