Directories with 2million files

David O'Brien obrien at
Thu Apr 22 08:01:32 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:11:04AM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> Doing  'ls -f' works, but still manages to munch up about 260MB of ram, 
> which runs since I have enough, but otherwise would not.

It used 260MB of VM, not physial RAM.  Even with less in your machine, it
would have worked fine -- no one is going to have less than than much
virutal memory (i.e., swap) if they run Netscape on the same machine.

-- David  (obrien at

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