Re: How many sub-directories ?
- From: "Robert M. Riches Jr." <spamtrap42@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 19:52:41 GMT
On 2007-04-03, Dan Espen <daneNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Robert M. Riches Jr." <spamtrap42@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Based on my lurking, it depends on the filesystem you use.
The only problems I have heard of are performance issues,
where one filesystem may handle a couple orders of magnitude
more directory entries than another before seeing
significant slowdown. Of course, all bets are off if you
run out of inodes...
That's sort of misleading.
You run out of inodes when you fill the disk.
Not necessarily. When you create an ext2/3 filesystem, and
many others if I understand correctly, you create a bunch of
inodes, and the number of available inodes appears to be
essentially fixed at that point. Then, if you create a
small number of huge files, you can run out of storage
blocks on the disk without running out of inodes. Or, if
you create a huge number of very small files, you can run
out of inodes without running out of storage blocks.
Here are a few references:
However, you are correct if you are speaking exclusively
about the ReiserFS.
(Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)
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