Re: WEIRD ext2fs dir size BUG?

H. Peter Anvin (
3 Mar 1998 01:49:06 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: (Alan Cox)
In newsgroup:
> > Certainly, there may be cases of spewage causing really huge directories,
> > and if steps have been made to prevent that happening again it would be
> > useful to wind them back to a more reasonable size.
> I have to do this sometimes for inn (granted inn should use squid like
> directory trees..). When the issue was pointed out to Stephen Tweedie he
> sensibly replied that it was beyond the design parameters of ext2fs to
> have a 5Mbyte directory

Perhaps so. Personally, though, I have to say I really dislike this
kind of built-in limitaton of the system.


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