[Samba] Ext3, Lots of Files, Slow performance

Paul Cochrane paul at tortc.tuht.scot.nhs.uk
Mon Jan 13 09:37:01 GMT 2003

A recent thread has hinted on slow performances on large 
directories (thousands of entries) on the ext2/3 filesystem. I 
appreciate that the answer is to store these directories on a different 
file system or to reorganise the way you store the files into 

I'd just like to ask has anyone done any tests to determine 
approximately what the limit is before slowdown occurs. I'd guess it's 
maybe dependent on the speed of the CPU, memory and disk 
subsystem but was wondering if anyone has any hard facts.

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