[SATLUG] ext3 file number limitation

Channing Channing.ML at channingc.com
Fri Jul 18 11:40:20 CDT 2008

Sean I wrote:
> Is there a file limitation anyone knows of in a single directory on
> ext3.  We are creating a half a million openssl certs and after we get
> to about 200,000 in a directory and are having problems with slowdown
> of openssl.  We do have plenty of inodes, but i have never tried to
> create this many files before.
> Sean
I don't know of a hard limit, but I've heard and practiced the 
philosophy of limiting to around 5k in a single directory.

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