[CentOS] files in a directory limitation

Bisbal, Prentice PBisbal at LexPharma.com
Wed Oct 18 15:14:38 UTC 2006

One thing I forgot to include in my previous post - be sure to read the
documentation and look at NVidia's example XF86Config file (or whatever
x.org calls it) - certain modules need to be disabled (dri, something
else that I forget...). It's no big deal, since the nvidia module
provides this functionality. 


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On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 12:59:56PM -0400, 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.

I don't think there is actually a hardcoded limit, but I'm not sure.
I can say for certain that 20000 files will work, but that is as high as
I ever got.

I can also say for certain that having that many file on a single
directory is slow as hell, and would never do it again.


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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