one directory with 500 000 files (5-8mb each)

Aleksandar Lazic al-nginx at
Sun Jun 22 10:01:44 MSD 2008

On Son 22.06.2008 01:08, Dan M wrote:
>On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 8:07 PM, Michael <nginx at>
>> No matter which filesystem you use, with that many directory entries,
>> it's going to be slow.  I'd split them up.  I've done the method
>> using the first
>How do you know it would be slow with _any_ filesystem? Did you test
>all filesystems with this special case to know for sure?
>I am guessing ReiserFS could do quite well - it was designed to handle
>huge numbers of files. What about others? XFS? Would be interesting to
>know why so many files need to be in one directory as well...

maybe this post can help.


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