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SubjectRe: File limit in ext2? [Possibly OT]
On 03/29/2000 17:32 +0100, Stephen C. Tweedie wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 03:55:21AM -0600, Daniel Stone wrote:
>> > I'm just wanting to know if there's a limit to how many files you can have
>> > in any given directory in an ext2 partition.
>>
>> As many as you want: it just gets slower with large directories.
>> Reiserfs is more scalable with big directories.
>>

Of course, you might still be subject to running out of i-nodes,
depending on how the fs was created, but outside of that, directories
grow dynamically as files are added. (I suspect there's a limit on
how large the directory structure can get, too, but it's pretty large.)


tw


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