Re: [reiserfs-dev] Re: Ext2 directory index: ALS paper and benchmarks

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 11:29:00 EST

> Remember: we'd save 15*4=60 bytes per inode, at the cost of pinning the
> block the inode is in. But _usually_ we'd have those blocks in memory
> anyway, especially if the inode gets touched (which dirties it, and
> updates atime, which forces us to do writeback). For the initial IO we
> obviously _have_ to have them in memory.

Surely the buffer has the on disk inode format, not the fast to handle
in processor inode format ?

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