[Samba] Excessive files in a single folder.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 16 18:36:11 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:43:08AM -0000, Brett Maton wrote:
> 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.

It's a *terrible* 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.

Try this howto. It might help on the Samba side of things,
but if the NFS clients are writing into the directory as
well as Samba, you're screwed :-).



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