chattr +T not implemented?
adilger at clusterfs.com
Mon Jul 10 18:37:02 UTC 2006
On Jul 10, 2006 12:29 +0200, Herta Van den Eynde wrote:
> We run a third party application that creates an inordinate amount of
> subdirectories in a single directory. To speed up I/O, I wanted to set
> the T attribute on the directory that will hold the subdirectories. The
> "chattr +T /usr/local/lepus-bb/a-0607" command returns status 0, but
> when I verify the setting, the attribute isn't there:
> # lsattr -d /usr/local/lepus-bb/a-0607
> ------------- /usr/local/lepus-bb/a-0607
> Is this attribute implemented? The manual pages entry for chattr
> suggests it is, but when I check the chattr usage, "T" isn't listed:
> #chattr -v
> usage: chattr [-RV] [-+=AacDdijsSu] [-v version] files...
man chattr(1) reports:
A directory with the ’T’ attribute will be deemed to be the top of
directory hierarchies for the purposes of the Orlov block allocator
(which is used in on systems with Linux 2.5.46 or later).`
You can also check with "debugfs -c -R 'stat lepus-bb/a-0607' /dev/XXXX"
(assuming /usr/local/ is the mountpoint). It may be that the kernel is
not allowing the T attribute in the EXT3_FL_USER_VISIBLE mask, though it
does show correctly in my kernel.
#define EXT3_TOPDIR_FL 0x00020000 /* Top of directory hierarchies*/
#define EXT3_FL_USER_VISIBLE 0x0003DFFF /* User visible flags */
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