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Re: New htree patches?



On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 07:06:15PM -0600, kwijibo zianet com wrote:
> 
> Could someone create some newer htree patches for the 2.4.x kernel?
> There are some bug fixes in the 2.4.21-rc releases that would be nice to 
> have but the htree patches preceed those and they won't apply cleanly
> to later pre/rc kernels.

I've put an updated set of ext2/3 patches here:

	http://thunk.org/tytso/linux/extfs-2.4-update/extfs-update-2.4.21rc8

There is a broken out set of patches available at:

	http://thunk.org/tytso/linux/extfs-2.4-update/broken-out-2.4.21rc8/

It's based on a set of patches which Stephen sent out in March,
updated with a few bug fixes and with the patches that have been
merged into 2.4.21-rc8 removed.

> On another note has anyone had any problems yet with the htree?  It 
> sounds like a great improvement and it would almost be a necessity
> for plans that I have with large numbers of files.

Well, I've been using these patches on a daily basis on my laptop
without any problems.  I'd be interested in hearing from people who
are using these patches under heavy load on an NFS server, however.

If we can get some successful reports from folks who are using it
under heavy NFS load, then I'd feel comfortable asking Marcello to
include these patches into the 2.4 tree.

						- Ted




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