Filesystem question

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Fri Oct 13 16:19:22 GMT 2000

James Sutherland wrote:
> The question is, though, how well does access time on cache hits scale
> with directory size?

	I haven't collected many data points: I expect to discuss 
	this with a physicist friend who's done the experiment

> Hrmm... I don't entirely buy that. Looking up a filename in a directory
> is pretty specific: does Solaris do it well or not?

	Not as well as a b-tree or hashed directory would, and
	that's what we're being compared to.

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