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SubjectRe: Maximum files per Directory

On Tuesday, May 01, 2001 04:57:02 PM -0600 Andreas Dilger
<> wrote:

> H. Peter Anvin writes:
>> Not correct, there can't be more than 2^15 *directories* in a single
>> directory. I belive this is an ext2 limitation.
> I see that reiserfs plays some tricks with the directory i_nlink count.
> If you exceed 64536 links in a directory, it reverts to "1" and no longer
> tracks the link count.

Correct. The link count isn't used at all when deciding if the directory
is empty (we use the size instead), so we can just lie to VFS if someone
tries to make tons of subdirs.


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