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Date:	Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:36:24 +0800
From:	Robin Dong <hao.bigrat@...il.com>
To:	Yongqiang Yang <xiaoqiangnk@...il.com>
Cc:	Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC] enable ext4 allocate blocks across group boundary

在 2012年3月15日 上午8:52,Yongqiang Yang <xiaoqiangnk@...il.com> 写道:
> Hello List,
>
> Here is a proposal to enable ext4 allocate blocks across group boundary.
>
> Now ext4 allocates blocks within a single block group by locking a
> group.   Flex_bg puts metadata blocks together, as a result,it
> enlarges contiguous blocks.  So we can enable ext4 allocate blocks
> within a flex block group. Inode allocation takes group lock as block
> allocation,  I am not sure if we should allocate inode within single
> group as before.
>
> If we do this, then the new group boundary will be flex block group
> boundary.  I am not sure if it is worth doing.

IMO, since the max size of one ext4-extent is just 128MB, maybe a
contiguous space
beyond a single block group can not be used efficiently.

>
>
> Any ideas?
>
> --
> Best Wishes
> Yongqiang Yang
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