Re: Is any file system on Linux appropriate for very large directories?

Andrew Tridgell (
Wed, 17 Jul 1996 08:20:08 +1000

> Not in my plans, at least. The scheduler is pretty ok these days (and has
> been sicne around 1.3.20 when it was rewritten to use a list of runnable
> processes). I'm sure you can get it to do bad scheduling under some
> circumstances, but that's true whatever the algorithm is.

Well, I'm hoping to sneak in our parallel extensions. We did a simple
gang scheduler for the AP+ and it helps a lot when running multiple
parallel programs.

I haven't submitted it yet as I thought it doesn't quite come under
the 2.0 "bugfix" category :-)