[Samba] what's the best filesystem

Josh Kelley josh at jbc.edu
Thu Oct 6 15:20:27 GMT 2005

Duncan Robertson wrote:
<snip dir_index for ext3>

>  some comments here:
>   http://info.ccone.at/INFO/Mail-Archives/redhat/Jul-2005/msg00225.html
>   http://www.surfnetters.nl/paul/fs/
>seem to indicate variable results with this feature enabled, does anyone
>have much experience with it in production Samba environments?
Interesting links.  dir_index is the default under RHEL 4.  We've been
using it for about two months now, and it works well enough, but I
haven't done this kind of performance comparison to see how it compares
to no dir_index or to ReiserFS.

>also how well can it be enabled on pre-existing ext3 partitions?
The tune2fs manpage says that you can do
tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/hda1
e2fsck -D /dev/hda1
I've not tried this.

Josh Kelley

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