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SubjectRe: Ext2 directory index, updated
On November 4, 2001 11:09 pm, Christian Laursen wrote:
> Daniel Phillips <> writes:
> > ***N.B.: still for use on test partitions only.***
> It's the first time, I've tried this patch and I must say, that
> the first impression is very good indeed.
> I took a real world directory (my linux-kernel MH folder containing
> roughly 115000 files) and did a 'du -s' on it.
> Without the patch it took a little more than 20 minutes to complete.
> With the patch, it took less than 20 seconds. (And that was inside uml)

Which kernel are you using? From 2.4.10 on ext2 has an accelerator in
ext2_find_entry - it caches the last lookup position. I'm wondering how that
affects this case.

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