Re: [Evolution] Message Storage Limits

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 05:39, Jean-Marc V. Liotier wrote:
On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 02:05, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
the mailbox folders should only be limited by the system. ie, mbox files
will probably cap at 2 gig, Maildir is limited only by the number of
files that can be in a directory (is there a limit?)

It is a filesystem limit. For example, Reiserfs can theoretically have
up to 2^31 files per directory according to (with the caveat that R5
hashes only scale up to about one million files per directory and that
the slower Tea hash must be used upward from that).

Ext2/3 are more limited according to :
"the bookkeeping techniques of Ext2, such as its linked-list directory
implementation, do not scale well to large file systems (there is an
upper limit of 32,768 subdirectories in a single directory, and a "soft"
upper limit of 10,000-15,000 files in a single directory)"

I use Ext3 so that directory limit could be a problem

J. Kelley Jernigan
The Hovercrafters Resource
Registered Linux User # 282143
Mandrake 9.1
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