maximums of ext3?

Andreas Dilger adilger at
Fri Jul 28 00:07:20 UTC 2006

On Jul 27, 2006  18:28 -0400, Joseph Shraibman wrote:
> Where can I find the maximums of ext3?  Today I ran into trouble after a 
> directory had 31999 subdirectories in it (not including . or ..).  I know 
> that ext3 can hold many more regular files than that, but where are the 
> limits defined?

linux/Documentation/filesystems/ext2.txt is a good starting place,
or wikipedia.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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