Number of files

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Sat Jan 28 15:34:26 PST 2006

Pelle Andersson wrote:
> I have a 4.11 server wich have been running successfully, for som years now.
> One directory is containing images, and this directory is growing really
> fast.
> My question is; how many files can a directory contain, totally?

Millions (it depends on the filesystem block size you used), but you will see
poor performance if you put more than tens of thousands of files per directory...


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