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Marty21 01-11-2009 07:32 PM

max number of files that can be stored in a file system
 
Hi guys,
Is there any way to find the maximum number of files that can be stored in a linux file system?(assume each file occupies a data block)
Thankx

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 01-11-2009 08:09 PM

Are you related to Felicia23 per chance? lol.

colucix 01-11-2009 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} (Post 3405086)
Are you related to Felicia23 per chance? lol.

Maybe you're right Nexus, the style is the same. The worst kind of homework questions: just copy and paste the text and never return to give feedback or to thank people who answered being not aware it was an homework question!

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 01-11-2009 08:43 PM

They / He / She, should be thankful that I didn't post some wild, fantastic, and wholly wrong answers!!

Marty21 01-13-2009 05:13 PM

3things2shouldknow, i am a newbie,answering simple questions is better than tough questions,if someone is not going to get answers from this community then he/she will go for other linux community forum.

{BBI}Nexus{BBI} 01-13-2009 06:15 PM

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3things2shouldknow, i am a newbie,answering simple questions is better than tough questions,if someone is not going to get answers from this community then he/she will go for other linux community forum.
You are free to do just that if you wish. Prior to posting your question, did you google search the answer? What searches have you done to find the answer? We are all volunteers here, if you want our time, at least use some of your own first.

sundialsvcs 01-14-2009 08:04 AM

The short-answer, of course, is "no."

File-systems vary, of course, in their implementations. You may remember how the original "FAT" filesystem for Windows machines was designed for use with floppy-disks. (It was, I remember it well, a much nicer and more-elegant system than what CP/M was doing ... made a really interesting article in BYTE magazine.) Well, as disks got bigger and bigger and bigger, "FAT" had to do the same, until Microsoft finally gave-up and came out with NTFS.

But a "file system," in the general case, might not be confined to a single volume or a single drive. It is, in the general case, just "a system of files," with no specific upper-limit.

sundialsvcs 01-14-2009 08:07 AM

I'll answer questions, because students often don't stop to think that their teachers read forums, too. :D

I actually fed a reply to a student on a forum once. :cool: He dutifully turned it in, and I sauntered up to him and said, "Hi! My name is sundialsvc4!" :tisk: His face paled and the drop-slip was in my box the very next week.

A real "ROTFL" moment for me, to be sure, although I kept a straight face at the time... tried to look all mean and teacher-ly and serious. All the time I was thinking to myself, "Aww, yew stupid lazy git... now, 'git!'" (He did.)

GazL 01-14-2009 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs (Post 3408306)
"Hi! My name is sundialsvc4!" :tisk: His face paled and the drop-slip was in my box the very next week.

You sir, are Evil! I like it. ;)


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