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    SubjectRe: why is the size of a directory always 1024b ?
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    In message <Pine.LNX.4.04.9906241421090.10023-100000@blrmail.tatainfotech.com>,
    MURALI N writes:
    +-----
    | drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 May 4 21:35 lost+found
    | drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 1024 May 5 12:12 mnt
    | dr-xr-xr-x 33 root root 0 Jun 23 19:06 proc
    |
    | "lost+found"
    |
    | drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 12288 May 4 21:35 .
    | drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 1024 May 28 16:40 ..
    |
    | If the present scheme allocates 13 * 1024 bytes for just "." and "..", I
    | feel it is time to rethink the directory handling.
    +--->8

    lost+found is a special case: fsck is much more reliable at recovering files
    when lost+found has empty directory entries preallocated (otherwise it has to
    allocate a block from a known-corrupt filesystem, which can lead to
    disaster); so when lost+found is created, a bunch of files are created in it
    and then removed to preallocate entries in it.

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    carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
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