[Mailman-Developers] New Pipermail hacks (was Re: Ok, it works! ...)

Marc MERLIN marc_news@valinux.com
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 18:12:20 -0700

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:32:51AM -0400, Dale Newfield wrote:
> How 'bout if there's a directory created for each message that has
> separate files, and the files are placed inside that directory?

Just for the record, Sourceforge just hit the 16,000 lists limit today and
broke because ext2fs doesn't support more than 32,000 links to a directory
(archives/private had 32,000 archive dirs)
I'm told freebsd's UFS has similar problems.

Of  course, that  can  be  fixed with  Residerfs/XFS/name  your  FS here  or
archives/private/l/li/listname{,.mbox} but my point was that if you create a
directory for  each attachment, you're  going to  hit the 32,000  limit very

As far as I know, most FS don't handle hundreds of thousands of files in the
same dir very well, but at least they handle it.

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