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Re: Maximum number of subdirectories

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-05-17 14:07:24 CEST

There's an old limit with ext2 and ext3 before the 2.6 kernel: more than a few thousand subdirectories caused problems for anything that had to "stat" the master directory. But that problem went away with the 2.6 kernel, and I actually prefer ext3 to reiserfs because I find ext3 behaves better when your hardware starts failing.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Sinang, Danny
  To: users@subversion.tigris.org
  Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:34 AM
  Subject: Maximum number of subdirectories


  I'm thinking of creating 1 repository for each article to keep the revision number to a reasonable level.

  Since we've got hundreds of thousands of articles, I'm concerned I might hit a maximum number of subdirectories if I store all repositories under one directory.

  We'll be using either ReiserFS or Reiser4. Anybody here know the max subdir limits of these filesystems ?

  How about for JFS, XFS, or EXT3 ?

Received on Wed May 17 14:09:07 2006

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