>> On Mon, 6 Aug 2007 09:17:59 -0400, Jon Akers <[log in to unmask]> said:
> Going with larger block sizes using dd is always a good thing. Small
> block sizes (1 byte == I/O Death) are murder on the I/O bus. I just did
> a test with a single byte size versus a 1024-byte size, and the time
> difference was 2:1 (32 sec versus 17 sec). I am sure that going to large
> block sizes (4k perhaps?) would probably get this even faster.
Exactly. That's the overall aesthetic reason. Maybe I should have
made one file to the next lower 4K bound, and then done a one-byte
blocksize file to fill it out.
- Allen S. Rout