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Re: Using hash directories

Emile van Bergen wrote:


On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 10:24:33AM +0200, Emmanuel Lacour wrote:

I would like to understand why some softwares such as postfix or squid
uses hash of directories like:

The benefit is a reduced number of entries per directory.
A lot of filesystems experience severe degradations above certain entry

An additional benefit is that it will be easier to add disks later if you run out of space or the disk subsystem becomes a bottleneck.
Just add a disk and move, for example, directories a-n to the new disk.

Maarten Vink

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