Need hint for my question regarding the working of rsync.
kmk at sanitarium.net
Wed Nov 13 13:04:24 MST 2013
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I wasn't saying I had millions of links of the same file. It was
hundreds of link-dest backups some of which contained a few but not
all that many links. I wasn't doing a link-dest backup of something
On 11/13/13 15:01, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> necessarily 11/13/2013 01:04:29 PM, Kevin Korb wrote:
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>> Is there a hard links limit? I have been in the 70-80 million
>> range on ext4 without a problem (other than performance which is
>> why I switched to ZFS for that use case).
> It's a per-file limit
> I'm mostly using ext3. Limit of 32,000.
> According to fs/ext4/ext4.h ext4 has a limit of 65,000, although
> googling about implies that there's a 16 bit counter somewhere so
> it could be 65,536. And if you're getting 70-80 million then that's
> obviously wrong.
> for ((i=1;i=$i+1;i<0)); do ln foo foo$i || break; done
> I get 65,000. But I know that's the directory size limit so this
> is not necessarily a good test since all the links are in a single
> I tend to hit the hardlink limit on my ext3 fs-s around 300
> --link-dest-ed backups.
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> forward." -- Robert A. Heinlein
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