1999-06-01 09:09:30

by Dan Koren

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Subject: Re: XFS and journalling filesystems

"David S. Miller" wrote:
> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 02:15:17 -0700
> From: Dan Koren <[email protected]>
> I'm afraid your concerns about kernel code size eating into buffer
> cache or user memory are slightly out of date. These days it seems
> damn near impossible to buy anything with less than 32 MB memory!
> There are third world countries where Linux is used heavily where a
> 486 with 16MB of ram is a "big computer". These concerns are by no
> means out of date at all.

Even at 16 MB the extra 100 kB or so taken by XFS will have no
visible effect on the system's performance. On the other hand the
performance, and more important the reliability, gained by using
XFS will make a very big difference.


Dan Koren [email protected]
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