32k directory limit
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Wed Jan 21 10:29:04 PST 2004
Darcy Buskermolen wrote:
> 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.
The easiest solution would be a to nfs mount the directory from a server
>32k file directories.
I this is not possible you may want to intercept file requests to the directory
and map the requests to a multi-level directory structure.
(Example: directory/filename => directory/hash(filename)/filename )
File requests can be intercepted on multiple layers - from inserting dynamic
libraries to layered file systems. (with lots of possibilities between the
Mhhh ... FiST did something like this:
> 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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