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.
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 ?
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