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

Dean Gaudet (
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 01:13:39 -0800 (PST)

Sorry, I thought I mentioned that in the original post, it was either
2.1.62 or 2.1.86.


On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, David S. Miller wrote:

> 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
> interesting.
> Later,
> David S. Miller

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