Re: vfat file system extreme fragmentation on multiprocessor

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 17:44:00 EST

Lennart Sorensen wrote:

Well, you can always do that in-memory.

It still involves searching no matter where you do it. With FAT-16 that
means up to 2^16 clusters to search through. With FAT-32 even more. It
doesn't have a cluster bitmap to speed things up.

You don't, obviously, and the cluster links are fairly big. Lipstick on a pig, and all that. But it's prettier with the lipstick.

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