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
> correct?

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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