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    SubjectRe: very large directories
    We store not just filenames but the files themselves in a B-tree.  It works,
    it's faster, try it. http://devlinux.org/namesys

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    Martin Schulz wrote:
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    > Matti Aarnio <matti.aarnio@sonera.fi> writes:
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    > > There has been talk about having B-tree on-disk datastructures
    > > for directory processing. Nothing visible of it yet.
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    > IIRC, Reiserfs implements a tree-like strukture. Other possibilities
    > include subdirectories with hash-values as names, as used for the
    > "netscape.cache" directory.
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