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Re: FS performace with lots of files, was: ..fixing ext3 fs going read-only, was : Sendmail or Qmail ? ..

Cameron Moore wrote:
* russell@coker.com.au (Russell Coker) [2003.09.10 20:16]:
Also you can't have a ReiserFS file system mounted read-only while fsck'ing it. Which makes recovering errors on the root FS very interesting to say the least.

What I hate about ext3 is that it doesn't poorly handles dirs with 1000+
files.  Haven't seen if they've fixed that yet.

There exists a patch (hhttp://people.nl.linux.org/~phillips/htree/ - i
think there are other resources out there somewhere ;)) for 2.4.x, but
the code should be in the kernel since 2.4.20 for ext2 and for ext3 it
seems that it was available before (but there are some 2.4.19-patches
out there: http://lwn.net/Articles/11330/) - hopefully somebody can
bring some light into this...


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