[CentOS] files in a directory limitation

Nicholas Anderson nicholas at fiocruz.br
Wed Oct 18 14:19:46 UTC 2006

There is a limitation of inode numbers in a filesystem.
This implies to files and directories.

You should check ext3 manuals/docs to see how can you calculate the
limitation .....

Nicholas Anderson
Administrador de Sistemas Unix
LPIC-1 Certified
Rede Fiocruz

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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