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Re: NTFS & large numbers of files per directory

From: Kyle Kline <kyle.kline_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-04-25 21:49:28 CEST

Thanks Mark.

I was only worried about the directory that stores each commit file on
the SVN server for an FSFS repository. (db/revs).

On 4/25/05, Mark Parker <mark@msdhub.com> wrote:
> I admin a mail server running on Windows 2000 Server. We have mail
> directories with >200k files in them, and I've run into no problems yet.
> All told, there's over 15 million files (more than 50 GB) spread around
> maybe 10,000-15,000 directories, all nested under a single directory
> (not the root).
> Note that when I say "no problems", I'm not saying that 200k files
> performs just like 200 files, because it doesn't (and I wouldn't expect
> it to). Windows Explorer is completely useless after a few thousand
> files, and if you tried TortoiseSVN on a dir with that many files, I'd
> say you were insane.
> Mark
> Kyle Kline wrote:
> > The notes on FSFS warn that on some OS's/file systems, large numbers
> > of files per dir doesn't scale well.
> >
> > Since I'm clueless -- how about NTFS (Win2K)? Anybody know? Talking
> > in the range of 10K+ revisions.

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