Out of curiousity, did you test with the 'dir_index' feature flag set? It allows the filesystem to use hashed b-trees for lookups in large directories.

mhoward - at - hattmoward.org

In reply to Re^3: Performance Trap - Opening/Closing Files Inside a Loop by meredith
in thread Performance Trap - Opening/Closing Files Inside a Loop by Limbic~Region

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