[CentOS] files in a directory limitation

Benjamin Smith lists at benjamindsmith.com
Fri Nov 3 22:52:19 UTC 2006


Don't know what you're after - but I've found that having over about 1024 
files in a directory gets sluggish on a number of filesystems. 

So when I write code (EG: databases) with file attachments, I use an algorithm 
that results in < 1024 files per directory. 

-Ben 

On Tuesday 17 October 2006 09:59, Jerry Geis wrote:
> Just curious but is there a limitation on the number of files in a
> directory? I am using ext3.
> 
> I'm not concerned about file size just the number of files.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jerry
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