Re: Re: Shrinking ext3 directories

On Saturday 22 June 2002 22:59, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> ... The directory started at 385024 bytes (38.5 bytes/entry
> and grew a block after about 300 steady state remove/create cycles. Another
> block was added around 500 cycles. It's up to 1100 cycles now, and hasn't
> added another block. It sort of looks like the expansion is getting slower.
> This is with dx_hack_hash. I'll let it run overnight to get a feeling of how
> urgent the steady-state problem is.

And now it's up to 5500 cycles, and still hasn't added another block.
Empirically, we're seeing a very steep falloff in the expansion rate,
though I'll readily admit the testing is far from sufficient.


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