32k directory limit

Darcy Buskermolen darcy at wavefire.com
Wed Jan 21 08:32:55 PST 2004

Problem is some brain dead software (to which I don't have source) creating 
these dirs all under one dir and not nesting them in a way to ensure that the 
32k number isn't broken.

On January 20, 2004 06:28 pm, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Friday, 16 January 2004 at 12:05:53 -0800, Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
> > Is there a way i can bump up the limit of 32k directories in a directory
> > on either 4.9 or 5.2 ?
> I don't think so.  It's really the link count that's biting you, and
> it's a signed 16 bit number.  FWIW, System V limits to 1000.
> Why do you want that many directories?  UNIX directories aren't
> designed to be that big, whether the entries point to files or
> directories.
> Greg
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Darcy Buskermolen
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