Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Wrong. You most definitely _can_ lose: you end up having to optimize for
> one particular filesystem blocking size, and you'll lose on any other
> filesystem. And you'll lose on the special filesystem of "network
> traffic", which is byte-granular.

If someone needs better on-disk ratio, (s)he can go with 1 KB filesystem
or something like that, without all the added complexity of packing.

If we want to optimize that further, I would try doing it at the
underlying filesystem level. For example, loop-mounted one.
Krzysztof Halasa
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