Ext2/Ext3 Disk allocation Policies

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 13:09:19 UTC 2010

MirJafar Ali wrote, On 02/21/2010 08:59 PM:
> Hello
> Can someone provide hints/reference to the latest results/survey on
> Ext2/Ext3 disk allocation policies ?
> The following paper seems to be quite old and perhaps lots of things have
> changed in the last 13-14
> years.
> [Smith96] Smith, Keith A., and Seltzer, Margo, *A Comparison of FFS Disk
> Allocation Policies*.
> Proc. 1996 USENIX Conf., Jan. 1996.
> Thanks.
> Mir
	I think there is no interest in your question by most people. 
We are all trying to figure out how Grub2 works, and glad that 
ext3/ext4 are both done so a power failure where your software 
suddenly looses power is not a problem like it was when using 


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