walking a directory with very many files

Mike Kazantsev mk.fraggod at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 10:24:31 CEST 2009


On Wed, 17 Jun 2009 17:53:33 +1200
Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:

> > Why not use hex representation of md5/sha1-hashed id as a path,
> > arranging them like /path/f/9/e/95ea4926a4 ?
> > 
> > That way, you won't have to deal with many-files-in-path problem ...
> 
> Why is that a problem?

So you can os.listdir them?
Don't ask me what for, however, since that's the original question.
Also not every fs still in use handles this situation effectively, see
my original post.

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Mike Kazantsev // fraggod.net
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