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SubjectRe: reiserfs, xfs, ext2, ext3
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On Wednesday 09 May 2001 16:49, john slee wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 10:38:14AM +0300, Mart?n Marqu?s wrote:
> > We are waiting for a server with dual PIII, RAID 1,0 and 5 18Gb
> > scsi disks to come so we can change our proxy server, that will run
> > on Linux with Squid. One disk will go inside (I think?) and the
> > other 4 on a tower conected to the RAID, which will be have the
> > cache of the squid server.
[...]
> also appropriate could be ext2 with daniel phillips' directory
> indexing patches.

The ext2 indexing patch is apparently stable but it's still pre-alpha
until the hash function is finalized. I could see using it to run
performance tests of ext2+indexing against the alternatives, but only
if you are prepared to rerun mke2fs later. Then there is the matter of
making fsck index-aware. As it stands now, if fsck finds an index it
will remove it.

But by all means please test the patch:

http://nl.linux.org/~phillips/htree/dx.testme-2.4.4-4

It would be great to see a table of ReiserFS/XFS/Ext2+index performance
results. Well, to make it really fair it should be Ext3+index so I'd
better add 'backport the patch to 2.2' or 'bug Stephen and friends to
hurry up' to my to-do list.

--
Daniel
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