Subject: Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL, NetBSD and NFS
To: Tom Lane <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/05/2003 14:07:04
On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, Tom Lane wrote:

[TL: Could be.  By "heritage" I meant BSD-without-any-adjective.  It is
[TL: perfectly clear from Leffler, McKusick et al. (_The Design and
[TL: Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System_) that back then,
[TL: 8K was the standard filesystem block size.

"FS block size" !=  "Disk Buffer Size".  Though 8k might have been the
standard FS block size, it was possible -- and occasionally practiced
-- to do 4k/512 filesystems, or 16k/2k filesystems, or M/N filesystems
where { 4k < M < 16k (maybe 32k), log2(M) == int(log2(M)),
log2(N) == int(log2(N)) and M/N <= 8 }.

NetBSD: making all computer hardware a commodity.