Need help badly...

Julian Field jkf at
Tue May 21 17:03:03 IST 2002

At 16:56 21/05/2002, you wrote:
>On Tue, 21 May 2002, Julian Field wrote:
> > I can't remember whether Linux ext2 implements
> > directories as lists (bad) or trees (good).
>seems to indicate that it's a list.
> > Irix dynamically changes between lists and 2 different types of tree
> > depending on the number of files in a directory, and it flies as a
> > result.
>You can also run xfs (Irix's filesystem) on Linux if it has performance
>characteristics that would be valuable.

And while we're on the (OT) subject, how does ext3 do it? I would guess in
the same way as ext2..
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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