David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
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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