linux max filename length
nick at leippe.com
Wed May 7 11:15:39 MDT 2008
On Wednesday 07 May 2008, Daniel wrote:
> There isn't a place that says "number of directory entries" but there
> is a "Maximum pathname length" column. I don't know if that is the
> same or not.
All I know is that vfat has a fairly low limit (255?) of entries per
directory., and can fall flat on it's face quite easily.
NTFS, ext2, and reiserfs can all support fairly large numbers of entries, but
both ext2 and NTFS can get much slower when stressed.
Reiser, seems to handle it quite well, as it uses a hash rather than a linked
list like ext2 or whatever NTFS uses. I also seem to recall that reiser had a
larger limit than ext2 as well.
I have no experience with JFS or XFS to say.
I have no details. I thought the namesys site at one point had a table with
all of these, but the site is 'missing'.
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