[hfs-user] Problem of Allocation Block Size

Entwicklung entwicklung@whengenibk.de
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:14:48 +0200


Hi Biswaroop,
                    You're right - for larger images a larger allocation
block size is necessary (limitation of HFS). The only 'alternative' would be
to use HFS+ and a smaller allocation block size.

-Nandini

----- Original Message -----
From: "Biswaroop(External)" <biswaroopb@integramicro.com>
To: <hfs-user@lists.mars.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 1:00 PM
Subject: [hfs-user] Problem of Allocation Block Size


> Hi,
>
> When I create a volume of bigger size for eg. 640 MB
>
>   Now since allocation units is fixed at 65536.
>   Therefore
>   Bytes per allocation unit becomes
>    640 * 2 ^20 / 65536 = 10 * 2^10 (10K) (approx)
>   That means if i give even one allocation block
>   for each file i am physically giving him 10k space
>   even though file may be some 100 bytes which
>   results in space wastage.
>   I  also believe there is no solution because each
>   file should have atleast one allocation block
>   and each file should start from a new allocation
>   block .
>   I am just wondering if I am right???
>   Or there is some alternative!!
>   Waitng for ur comments.
>    regards
>    Biswaroop
>
>
> The difference between sunrise and
> sunset lies in the freshness of your
> eyes.
>                                   --Bisban
>