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SubjectRe: [Ext2-devel] Re: Shrinking ext3 directories

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 05:54:51PM +0300, Ville Herva wrote:

> Daniels patch seems great. I also recall someone (Ted T'so? Stephen Tweedie?)
> had another dir access speed-up patch for ext3... Is that applicable to ext2
> or was it already merged?

That was Ted's microoptimisation to start directory lookups at the
point where we last looked in the directory. It's in ext3 already
these days, and it would definitely help for the mass-delete case.

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