Re: [OT] ReiserFS

From: bert hubert (
Date: Fri May 26 2000 - 17:54:06 EST

On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 05:30:15PM -0500, wrote:

> I apologize for the off topic traffic, I'm having a problem regarding
> ext2, specifically regarding the it's limitations with an obtuse amount of
> files in a single directory. In a process, some 260,000 files were
> accumulated in a single directory which caused muchos problemos. I'm
> looking into alternate file systems and ReiserFS seems to be the most
> versatile solution to this problem. Does anybody have any testimonials
> using this in production class systems? Please reply to
> .

If at all possible, try using hashed directories. In stead of /home/ahu,
you'd use /home/23/45/ahu, where those numbers are calculated using some
kind of hashing function.

Lots of people are using Reiserfs in production systems, so it appears to
work fine. I sincerely hope that it will be merged somewhere around 2.4.x.


bert hubert.

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