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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] disk throughput


On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> For example, spreading out (and the inherent assumption of "slow growth")
> might make sense for the root directory, and possibly for a level below
> that. It almost certainly does _not_ make sense for a directory created
> four levels down.

Depends on the naming scheme used by admin, for one thing. Linus, I seriously
think that getting the real-life traces to play with would be a Good Thing(tm)
- at least that would allow to test how well would heuristics of that kind do.

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