[lug] Too many files error
jafo at tummy.com
Sun Apr 23 00:39:33 MDT 2006
On Sat, Apr 22, 2006 at 03:06:26PM -0600, David L. Anselmi wrote:
>Why? Can you combine your data so it can go into fewer files? Berkeley DB?
Gah! Using the filesystem as a database is not a great idea, but using
Berkeley DB is, IMHO, not a good alternative. It's too difficult to get
>So it looks like you have to use only 3 digits as the directory name.
>But you can do more than one layer in the hierarchy.
With ext2/ext3, I'd recommend limiting the directories to less than a
thousand entries per level. I usually split them into, as you say,
multiple levels. I, because I'm that kind of guy, like to keep each level
If I wrote a file-system, it would have a super-duper block.
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