Re: vfat file system extreme fragmentation on multiprocessor

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 15:36:45 EST

Lennart Sorensen wrote:

I don't think fat filesystems have any concept of reserving space for
expanding files. It's a pretty simple filesystem after all designed for
a single cpu machine with a non-multitasking OS (if you can call DOS an
OS). Space tends to be allocated from the start of the disk wherever
free space is found since otherwise you would have to go searching for
the free space, which isn't that efficient.

Well, you can always do that in-memory.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at