Maximum files per Directory

From: Andreas Rogge (
Date: Tue May 01 2001 - 15:48:02 EST

While trying to create 100.000 (in words: one hundred thousand) Mailboxes
cyrus-imapd i ran into problems.
At about 2^15 files the filesystem gave up, telling me that there cannot be
more files in a directory.

Is this a vfs-Issue or an ext2-issue?

Andreas Rogge <>
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