Ext3: changes to increase the speed?

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Sun Apr 1 16:56:46 UTC 2007

On Apr 01, 2007  12:11 -0300, Eriberto wrote:
> I tested ext3 performance recently and the results were very good. I
> used a script to create 40.000 files into ext3 partition and the speed
> was 4 seconds. One year before, the result was 55 seconds. Which the
> cause of this speed increase?

Likely the mke2fs is enabling the "dir_index" feature by default now.  This
shows dramatic performance improvements with > 10000 files per directory.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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