Re: [rfc] Near-constant time directory index for Ext2

From: Davide Libenzi (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 16:29:59 EST

On 21-Feb-2001 Martin Mares wrote:
> Hello!
>> Have You tried to use skiplists ?
>> In 93 I've coded a skiplist based directory access for Minix and it gave
>> very
>> interesting performances.
>> Skiplists have a link-list like performance when linear scanned, and overall
>> good performance in insertion/seek/delete.
> Skip list search/insert/delete is O(log N) in average as skip lists are just
> a
> dynamic version of interval bisection. Good hashing is O(1).

To have O(1) you've to have the number of hash entries > number of files and a
really good hasing function.

> Have a nice fortnight

To be sincere, here is pretty daylight :)

- Davide

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