cnfs and block size

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Apr 18 07:06:03 UTC 2001

Peng, Willie <WPeng at Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU> writes:

> I have a question, I've checked out the man page and it suggested when
> creating blank files, use dd if=/dev/zero of=/outfile bs=32k..... Does
> the size of block affect performance?

It affects how fast it takes dd to run, but beyond that it has no effect
at all.

> If I use bs=32k, does innd writes articles in chunks of 32k

Nope, INN always uses the same block size regardless.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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