[CentOS] Re: too many links error when creating directories

Kay Diederichs kay.diederichs at uni-konstanz.de
Fri Sep 28 15:09:14 UTC 2007

Andreas Micklei schrieb:
> Am Freitag, 28. September 2007 schrieb Bill Campbell:
>> I would avoid reiserfs as I've seen far too many cases where
>> there has been massive data loss with it.  I've used xfs
>> extensively on SuSE systems without problems, but haven't tried
>> it on centos as it's not supported by the base systems.
> Works great using the XFS Module from CentOSPlus. We use it for the data 
> partition of our fileserver.

I just ran the script:

#!/bin/tcsh -f
@ number = 0
   @ number += 1
   echo touch $number
   touch $number
if ( $number < 100000 ) goto loop

on a XFS partition of a CentOS 5 x86_64 system with 
kmod-xfs-0.4- and xfsprogs-2.8.20-1.el5.centos installed.
The script ran smoothly and took

46.238u 224.379s 4:37.93 97.3%  0+0k 0+0io 0pf+0w

to complete; all the files are there. So 100000 files in a single 
directory is not a problem for XFS.


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