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SubjectRe: Maximum files per Directory
On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 03:03:44PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> > 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.
Right.

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

If you do ls on that directory as an admin, you'll see, what the
REAL cause of this headache is:

The application doing such stupid thing!

People (writing applications) building up such large directories
should be forced to read every entry of it aloud.

Then they'll learn[1] and the problem is solved.

Regards

Ingo Oeser

[1] If not, let them repeat until they do.
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