Re: atomicity

Matthias Urlichs (
7 Dec 1998 17:55:42 +0100

Mirian Crzig Lennox <> writes:
> (Alan Cox) writes:
> >
> > ext2fs tries to grab linear chunks of disk and divides the disk into cylinder
> > groups to also help to maintain locality. The BSD ffs papers [McKusik et al]
> > describe this sort of stuff well.
> I am astonished to hear that ext2fs uses cyl groups.
Well, the name is a hysterical ^w historical accident.

Call them "sector groups" instead and you be closer to the truth.

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