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Old 10-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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LXer: One Billion Dollars! Wait… I Mean One Billion Files!!!


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The world is awash in data. This fact is putting more and more pressure on file systems to efficiently scale to handle increasingly large amounts of data. Recently, Ric Wheeler from Redhat experimented with putting 1 Billion files in a single file system to understand what problems/issues the Linux community might face in the future. Let’s see what happened…

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Old 10-07-2010, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yes, billions of files would put a real strain on a filesystem, especially a COW one like btrfs.
 
  


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