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Re: Allocating buffers in ext2fs

From: Neal H Walfield
Subject: Re: Allocating buffers in ext2fs
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 18:04:07 +0100
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(Referring to mke2fs): 

> Thus, free_page_buf will almost never be called
> even in the case were the fragment size is less then 4kb.  Note that
> this final case is actually worth looking at: although the default
> fragment size is 4kb on the Hurd, the Linux default is a 1k.

It has just been pointed out to me that the default fragment size on
Linux is not 1k fragments but rather, mke2fs determines the size based
on the size of the device.  I only looked at a my /boot file system
and made an invalid assumption about what I saw.

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