SUMMARY: mkdir too many links

From: Suresh Rajagopalan (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 12:09:02 CDT

Thanks to everyone who responded. The answer seems to be that there is
no clean way to do this, it may break too many things. One can edit
MAXLINK in param.h.

The other suggestions were to use a hash spool, which we are doing anyway.
We just have to come up with a better hashing schema.



Thanks to

Karl Vogel
Ravi Channavajhala
Matthew Atkinson
Nickolai Zeldovich
Darren Dunham

My original question was:

On our Ultra 10 /2.6 machine running Vxfs 3.0.2,
we are running into the 32767 directory limit (ie, a parent
directory has 32767 subdirectories under it). mkdir fails with "too many

Is there a fix for this, such as a /etc/system parameter?

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