[CentOS] OT? File order on CentOS/Samba server

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Jan 22 22:28:00 UTC 2009


On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 14:06 -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> Miguel Medalha wrote:
> > I hope someone familiar with the way Linux processes files can enlighten 
> > me on the following:
> > ...
> > On the Windows server, Distiller processes the files by filename order:
> >
> > M09010901A001C.ps
> > M09010901A002C.ps
> > M09010901A003C.ps
> >   
> 
> Windows NTFS uses B-Tree for its directories so they are inherently 
> alphabetically sorted.

If the linux FS is efs2, maybe the "dir_index" option of mke2fs will doo
what you want? See "man mke2fs". It says it uses hashed b-trees, but for
speed.

> <snip>

HTH
-- 
Bill



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