No, there's no limit specific to subdirectories. The only limit is theQuote:>Is there a maximum number of subdirectories under one directory in a
>I have a need to create about 1000 subdirectories under one directory -
>will I create any problems doing so?
Genuity, Burlington, MA
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AFAIK, the only actual limit on number of subdirectories occurs when
you overflow the link count, which is 16 bits. So less than 65536
subdirectories and you should be fine.
Note that there is a possible performance problem here, though. Many
filesystems, including ext2, have to do a linear search through a
directory to find an entry in it. So if you have many items in a
directory, access in it will be slower. More advanced filesystems
like reiserfs use hashing to eliminate this problem.
what is the maximum number of subdirectories that can be created in
is there an absolute overall limit or is there a limit by level or is
there a limit in the 1st place?