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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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