h-tree for ext2

Andreas Dilger adilger at sun.com
Mon Mar 3 15:52:04 UTC 2008

On Mar 03, 2008  07:32 +0100, Andre Nitschke wrote:
> with tune2fs -O dir_index i activate the h-tree function for ext3 to improve
> performance. now i am not interested in the journaling function, but the
> journal makes the system a little bit slower. is it possible to use ext2 (also
> ext3 - journal) with a h-tree index to improve the speed?
> or must the filesystem be ext3 for these feature?

The filesystem must be ext3, because the dir_index (htree) feature was not
ported to ext2.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

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