libblock and FAT

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Mon Aug 26 07:40:50 UTC 2013

Hello Ric,

your bdbuf driver must support multi-block transfers to get good throughput. 
You should test your driver without a file system.

To get good throughput on FAT file systems you can do the following.

1. Select a proper cluster size, e.g. 32KiB.
2. Make sure that the partition used for the FAT file system is aligned on 
cluster boundaries.
3. Format the partition with the selected cluster size.
4. Enable a block size equal to the cluster size and make sure you have enough 
5. Enable the read-ahead (CONFIGURE_BDBUF_MAX_READ_AHEAD_BLOCKS greater-than-zero).

Make sure that the function fat_init_volume_info() calls 

You can get statistics with the blkstats shell command.

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