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SubjectRe: [Bug 417] New: htree much slower than regular ext3
>>>>> Theodore Ts'o (TT) writes:

TT> The fix in userspace would be for du and find (the two programs
TT> most likely to care about this sort of thing) to pull into memory
TT> a large chunks of the directory at a time, sort them by inode,
TT> and then stat them in inode order.

in fact, this solution solves problem for filesystems with fixed inodes
placement. for example, this solutions won't work for reiserfs.

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