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Old 08-02-2007, 01:43 PM   #1
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4096 Limit

I was told by a client who is an IT pro that their is a soft limitation in Red Hat E3 of 4096 files per directory. If the folder contains more than 4096 files it has a real hard time locating the files. Is this true?

The files will be between 5k and 5mb.
Old 08-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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If there is, it certainly isn't a generic "feature". I recently opened a directory of 10000+ images on Debian and it worked fine althoug it took about three or four seconds before they were actually displayed. Keeping directories small enough (e.g. by using subdirectories) is generally a good way of increasing efficiency, however.


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