Re: A request to those people who want B-tree directories

David S. Miller (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 12:48:21 -0800

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 00:56:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Dean Gaudet <>

No joke, the system had over 350Mb cached, it was definately not
touching disk while accessing this directory. If it were touching
disk I bet interactive performance would have been better.

2.0.x or 2.1.x, this is very important. The dcache in 2.0.x performs
several orders of magnitude worse than in the 2.1.x kernel. Also, you
could have long buffer cache hash chains, so experimenting with
increasing the size of the buffer cache hash table would be

David S. Miller

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