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SubjectRe: ext2fs enhacement/fix [re: shrinking directories]
> dcache can't maintain 80 gigs of news spool in memory.
Yes.
>
> another idea instead of physically shrinking. sort the structure, placing
> all in use information at the top and implementing a 'last used' marker.
>
If you sort the dir-entries often (once per hour or so) you'll spend too
much time with it (It's not easy to do it when FS is mounted). If you sort
the structure once per week it won't have noticeable (?) effect IMHO (especially
in the case of news...).

Honza


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