how can I tell if a directory is using dir_index?

Norbert Kiesel nkiesel at
Thu Aug 3 13:09:17 UTC 2006


I enabled dir_index on a filesystem and dumpe2fs -h also reports this.
My understanding is that this will be used for newly created directories
and that old directories can be indexed using "fsck.ext2 -D".

Two questions:
 - Is there a way to tell is a given directory is indexed or not? 
 - Is there a better way to index the root fs than to boot off a live


P.S.: Please CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list. --nk

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