Solving the ext3 latency problem
Posted Apr 17, 2009 18:21 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Solving the ext3 latency problem
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nowadays it is a blip in the data compared to routers, switches, music boxes, GPS systems, laptops, desktops, workstations that run Linux.
I was going to say the opposite. I think you're making a statement about the number of Linux kernel images running, but I don't think that's a useful measure of prevalence as it relates to the cost of assuming a system is single-user.
On the contrary, I believe the great majority of Linux is multiuser servers and the personal computers and appliances you mention are a blip. I'm looking at the amount of filesystem access that happens.
When I say "multiuser" I'm considering a user to be a person, not a uid.
Incidentally, routers and switches (from your list) are multiuser systems. Consequently, there is a security issue in sending data to the wrong user.
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