Too many files

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at
Thu Jun 1 12:01:08 GMT 2000

You wrote:
| I have a directory called A, shared as A, and in A there is 210000
| two hundred and ten thousand) files

	Oops...  Unix directories doesn't scale reasonable to 
	such sizes.

	If a program is looking for something like 
	you might consider using LD_PRELOAD to load a library
	which does allow you to split this into subdirs
	by transforming the open system call to an open call
	for frogbnitz/1999/19jan/fred/32.dat.

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