[Linux-cluster] FS Block Size Limit
mfedyk at matchmail.com
Fri Sep 3 19:43:57 UTC 2004
Ken Preslan wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 12:15:30PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
>>>Linux filesystems can't have block sizes greater than the machine's
>>>page size. For x86 and x86_64 that's 4096 bytes. I've seen 16k pages
>>>on a IA64 box, so you can go larger there.
>>I remember some threads on LKML about larger page sizes on x86.
>>Not sure on the current status, but you'll want to look into "page cluster".
>There are huge pages, meaning you can configure some subset of the pages
>in a system to be a lot bigger than default (4MB on x86 boxes). I don't
>think that helps filesystem block sizes any. Or were you thinking of
Yes, I'm thinking of something else.
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