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SubjectRe: Maximum files per Directory
Followup to:  <>
By author: Alan Cox <>
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> > cyrus-imapd i ran into problems.
> > At about 2^15 files the filesystem gave up, telling me that there cannot be
> > more files in a directory.
> >
> > Is this a vfs-Issue or an ext2-issue?
> Bit of both. You exceeded the max link count, and your performance would have
> been abominable too. cyrus should be using heirarchies of directories for
> very large amounts of stuff.

But also showing, once again, that this particular scalability problem
really is a headache for some people.

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