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Date:	Tue, 03 Jun 2008 12:10:18 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <>
To:	Thomas King <>
Subject: Re: Block size limited to Linux page size?

Thomas King wrote:
> To fill in one piece of information, I'm reading the maximum block size can be
> limited by the Linux page size, 4K on x86. Is this true in ext4?
> I know this is a basic question, so thanks for humoring me.
> Tom King

Generally, yes.

There are patches:

but I'm not sure what the current state of all that is, honestly...

Before it's discussed as a limitation though it'd be interesting to see
some recent benchmarks on how much it might actually matter.

>From some reports:

it may indeed help.

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