Michael Leone on 3 Sep 2009 05:35:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] File System Directory Limits

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 6:48 AM, sean finney<seanius@seanius.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 02, 2009 at 11:45:11PM -0400, Walt Mankowski wrote:
>> need to consider performance.  Many file systems do a linear search
>> through the directory table to find subdirectories.  My experience
>> with ext3 is that performance slows down considerably long before you
>> reach whatever the hard limit is.
> you probably want to make sure dir_index is enabled on the filesystem,

How do you do that, then?

> though i can't make any claims about whether or not removes the
> performance problems in part or entirely.
>> While I've never used it, I hear that reiserfs is supposed to be very
>> good at storing large numbers of subdirs efficiently.
> yes, it has "killer" performance.

<Boo!> LOL

> but more seriously, after the 2nd or 3rd time you completely lose your
> entire filesystem during a fsck, you'll probably reconsider using it in
> future installs.

Only took once for me ...
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