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Re: 2.4.20 & htree

On Apr 04, 2003  13:38 +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> I have a (stock) 2.4.20 build (*not* -ac), and I'm trying to work with
> large ext3 directories. By large, I mean 160,000 files per directory.

Yes, htree will benefit you greatly.  The system will be almost unusable
without it.

> I feel htree would benefit me. Having upgraded from an earlier version
> of 2.4, I don't see any change, and close reading of the 2.4 changelog
> suggests that htree isn't in there - only a patch to prevent non-htree
> builds reporting corruption after being written to by an htree build.
> Did I read this right?

Correct.  Htree is not in any 2.4 kernels yet.

> If I am right, where is the best place to get a consolidated ext3
> patch which is suitable for a production environment?

I believe Ted has up-to-date patches for htree:


Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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