[Samba] Excessive files in a single folder.

Brett Maton Brett.Maton at simplyhealth.co.uk
Wed Jan 16 11:43:08 GMT 2008

I've got a Linux server with over 1.5 Million files in a single directory,
which as you will probably agree is not a good idea.

My problem is that the management refuses to accept that it's a bad idea to
have that many files in a single directory.

To make the problem worse, the folder in question is exported via Samba and NFS!

Has anyone come across any references/documents that I could use to slap some sense into them?

I've not had much luck in finding anything to support my concerns on the web, I assume this is
because nobody in their right minds would design an application to work this way.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Brett Maton
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