[MacPorts] #15395: Use primary port category for fetched distfile layout

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Thu May 22 08:45:05 PDT 2008

On May 22, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Randall Wood wrote:
>> There does remain a performance hit for large flat directories no
>> matter how the user sees it (through a web server which takes the hit
>> or on the user's own machine).

Do you have some evidence for this?

I know it's the case for ffs or ext2 (in its default configuration),  
but HFS+ uses a tree structure for directory contents, so in testing I  
did in the past, there isn't much of a reason for making a big  
directory hierarchy.

Back in the 10.1 days, I did some testing with many items in a  
directory (over 10,000, but I don't recall what the maximum number I  
tested with was) with no noticeable performance difference (except  
with the Finder, which choked).

Daniel J. Luke
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