Re: Help! Too many links - #define EXT2_LINK_MAX 32000 ?

From: Henning P. Schmiedehausen (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 16:57:55 EST (Chris Mason) writes:

>> Or try reiserfs, they have optimized their filesystem for lots of
>> entries in one directory.
>ReiserFS is still limited by the 16 bit link count for directories, so you
>can't have more than around 65,000 subdirectories with the same parent.

BTW: This limitation even exists in the "Mother of all network
attached file systems", ONTAP on NetApp Filers. I ran into it quite a
while ago at about 65k subdirectories.

... had some fun patching an IMAP-daemon... :-)


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