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Re: Ext3 indexed directory extension.



On Aug 23, 2002  10:57 +0200, Carles Xavier Munyoz Bald? wrote:
> On Friday 23 August 2002 10:48, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > On Aug 23, 2002  10:12 +0200, Carles Xavier Munyoz Bald? wrote:
> > > Another issue, how may I know if one directory is or not indexed ?
> > > And, how may I create and indexed directory ?
> >
> > Use lsattr <dir> with a newer e2fsprogs, and it will have a flag set,
> > I believe it is "h" (hash) or "i" (index).
> 
> Thakyou very much for the information.
> Where may I found a newer e2fsprogs capable of detect the indexed directory 
> flag ?

e2fsprogs.sf.net  - version 1.28 is very recent and has support for this flag.
I'm not sure whether the patch you have has a supported hash function
though...  This was in flux up to a week ago or so.

> > I would suggest not using this on a production system and/or having
> > backups of your data.  This feature is still in the not-so-widely-used
> > stage.
> 
> Any idea about when will be a stable version of the htree indexed directory 
> patch for the ext3 filesystem ?

Hopefully soon.  I don't think there are any serious known problems
right now, but there still needs to be some cleanup done (e.g. htree and
e2fsck to live happily together).

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/





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