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    SubjectRe: IDE/ATAPI in 2.5
    > > it was due to trying to put many thousands of files into a single flat
    > > directory.
    > exactly. ext2 (and many other FSs) are simply not designed for obscenely
    > large directories. it's unclear why Joerg brought up this rather obvious
    > strawman.

    ... and blamed it on the overall kernel architecture.

    Well, at least I learned something today: with the ext[23] largedir
    problem out of the way, Linux can be as much as five times faster
    than Solaris in certain, very common FS operations.
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