Status of 64-bit TDB

David Collier-Brown davec-b at
Mon Jun 15 18:27:49 GMT 2009

John H Terpstra - Samba Team wrote:
> Every few weeks this file hits the 4GB limit and then smbd crashes.
> These files need to be deleted, and Samba restarted.  This of course
> interrupts production work.
> The files being processed can be in directories that are nested 10-15
> deep.  There are 10,000-20,000 small (1kbyte-500kbyte) files per
> directory. Admittedly, this is an extreme situation.
It's not totally unusual: to avoid such large numbers of files per
directory in ordinary Unixes it is common to create very deep directory
trees with structures like xxx/2008/june/28/23:59.26383041.dat  ... And
then have them fill to bursting anyway!

I'd consider it a design pattern for one class of data.


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