Max Files Per Directory

Tony Nelson tonynelson at
Mon Jul 18 00:24:41 UTC 2005

At 11:23 AM -0400 7/17/05, Matthew Miller wrote:
>On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 12:30:50AM -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
>> On a test (loopback) FS, with dir_index I get results similar to before,
>> while without dir_index, file creation gets very slow fast (100000 files:
>> 1010 s vs. 34 s), while listing is about the same, and deleting is faster.
>> So indexing is (and was) being used, but it doesn't help as much as I would
>> expect, and it is still better to have only a moderate number of files per
>> directory.
>Thanks for doing the experiments -- interesting and good to know. Hmmm;
>wanna try with ReiserFS? :)

No, not yet, thanks anyway. 8)
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