Subject: Re: namei caching of newly created files?
To: Havard Eidnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alfred Perlstein <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/2005 13:18:42
* David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org> [050120 13:03] wrote:
> > A lot of systems are using "filesystem as a database" semantics
> > and just expect something like:
> > user/key -> data
> > to scale indefinitely.
> I know a company that hit the inode reference count limit, 32766 (or
> maybe 65534) subdirectories of a single directory!
> I suspect that a linear search may actually be the fastest form
> of lookup for 'normal' directories - ie those smaller than a block.
I'd agree with that guess.
- Alfred Perlstein
- Research Engineering Development Inc.
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