On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 02:00:40PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
| On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 01:41:47PM -0600, Mark Tinguely wrote:
| > 2) Add the filename to EA. Not a fan, but I will ask but if DMF needs it
| > for performance then it has to be done. My point was this assumes
| > that we can keep all the links' EA entries inline in the inode. A
| > couple 255 character files or several links of modest sized filenames
| > would negate that assumption. I tried to minimize the EA entries to
| > keep them inline in the inode. I will talk to the DMF group.
| Actually, I made the point about DMF needing them inline performance
| because that's an argument SGI might find persuasive. What I didn't
| say just then is that *I* need them inline, too, as online directory
| tree scrubbing needs to be able to do bulks scans, as does
| xfs_repair. However, I have idefinitely said this before in previous
| parent poitner discussions, so it should be no surprise here...
I appologize in advance for my ignorance. What is "online directory
tree scrubbing" and how does it benefit from parent inode pointers?