[Samba] samba filesystem limits

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Dec 16 16:57:21 GMT 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 02:45:08AM -0800, mokhtar wrote:
> Hi
> Is there some limitations about filesystem shared by samba
> 1) Max size of directory name
> 2) Max size of filename
> 3) Max number of filesin a directory
> 4) max number of directories in a directory
> 5)  Authorised characters for filename
> 6) Authorised characters for directory name

For Samba 3.2.x, all of these are defined
by the underlying filesystem of the OS
that Samba is running on. There are no hard
limits in the Samba code (although we might
depend on the definition of PATH_MAX (a
POSIX const) in some of the symlink evaluation


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