From: John P . Looney (valen at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Mon 20 Sep 1999 - 09:37:13 IST
On Fri, Sep 17, 1999 at 06:47:53PM +0100, Nick Hilliard mentioned:
> So now, you've got a queue full of data files -- let's say 100,000 of them,
> if a system goes down for a few hours. Filesystem directory structures on
> almost all systems at the moment (except for hash-based systems like SGI XFS
> and NetApp OnTAP, but you'd never want to have an NFS mail spool) are
> essentially linked lists, and if you're got a large directory full of files,
> scan times are abysmal.
Unless you are running Linux 2.2 with dcache stuff, or maybe RieserFS
(which is out of beta now, apparently).
-- Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer.
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