Varshavchick Alexander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I had a directory with a lot of files (about 100 000), and naturally, the
> size of the directory entry itself was big enough (about 1M). Now I've
> split all these files to different subdirectories, to increase the system
> performance. The major directory entry size didn't change, however such a
> big value is not needed now.
> Now here is a question - can an unnessesary big value of a directory
> entry size harm the system performance? I guess it does not, is it
If the files were created without the dirhash code in your kernel, it
certainly could. It still could with the dirhash, but shouldn't be
noticeable at the 100,000-file level.
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