On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 02:42:54PM -0500, Forrest Aldrich wrote: > I understand that FFS has some performance problems in directory/file > structures that have over 1000 entires... though I'm not sure this > applies to FFS under FreeBSD-5.x. Can someone comment on this?
No -- you understand incorrectly. Large directories have not been a problem since UFS_DIRHASH went into the tree, which was, oh, two and a half years ago: http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=18975+0+archive/2001/freebsd-fs/20010624.freebsd-fs Not that UFS did badly before that: 1000 entries in one directory probably wouldn't have been problematic. 10,000 could have been a different matter. 100,000 would have been difficult to deal with. UFS_DIRHASH is enabled in the GENERIC kernel, and has been since 2001: http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC.diff?r1=184.108.40.206&r2=220.127.116.11&only_with_tag=RELENG_4 Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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