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On Tue, Oct 12, 2004 at 10:37:25PM +0100, Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> It has come to my attention that, during recent weeks, a small number of
> users have been complaining recently about the size of the rsync tree.
> My august colleagues have proposed many ingenious solutions, but
> misfortunately they are all complicated and involve a lot of manual
> work. I believe the following small changes (which can mostly be
> automated) would prove of much larger benefit to the community for a
> vastly reduced cost.
[snip to a wonderfully worded set of satirical suggestions]
For real benefits, reducing the number of files, or using a filesystem
that performs tail packing reduces the amount of disk seek that must be
done, really increases performance given the number of small files.
Robin Hugh Johnson
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