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Re: ext3fs still uses sequential search of file names in directories?



On Jan 14, 2003  13:43 -0800, Parker Johnson wrote:
> I am trying to determine the optimal filesystem for accessing large numbers
> of files (25,000+) in a single directory.  I have read that ext3fs uses a
> sequential search algorithm and wanted to verify that this was still indeed
> the case since this article was published a year ago.

Not necessarily (depends on kernel/filesystem config).  Please search for
"htree" and/or enable the indexed directory feature in the 2.5 or patched
2.4 kernel.

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





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