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SubjectRe: Maximum files per Directory
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Andreas Rogge <lu01@rogge.yi.org> writes:

>While trying to create 100.000 (in words: one hundred thousand) Mailboxes
>with
>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.

Ugh. Went into this on a NetApp Filer some years ago, too.

Easy solution: Use multiple partitions with cyrus.

I also have a hashing patch for cyrus somewhere.

Does ReiserFS help here?

Regards
Henning

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