We found that ext3 with the 2.4.x Linux Kernel was reasonably happy with 10,000 files in a directory but obviously unhappy with 1 million. By reasonably happy I mean other bottlenecks dominated affairs. I would be interested if anyone has done a study on the relation of file numbers per dir vs access time for different file systems that it a little more precise.

cheers

tachyon


In reply to Re^2: Performance Trap - Opening/Closing Files Inside a Loop by tachyon
in thread Performance Trap - Opening/Closing Files Inside a Loop by Limbic~Region

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