[Dovecot] Too many links
simonw at zynet.net
Wed Mar 29 12:48:40 EEST 2006
On Wednesday 29 Mar 2006 10:22, Feraudet Cyril wrote:
> During the migration (simple but very long process) I get a "Too many
> links" error
> from dovecot.
> Have you an idea ?
I think this is a limit on the Linux VFS structures. I don't know how to tune
it, or if it is tunable upwards in a simple fashion.
The problem is when you have more than 31998 in an ext2 file system.
Since there are underlying structures with similar limits, it will likely
affect many file systems, although you may get closed to 32768 before it
Probably best to use a hierarchical naming strategy to avoid so many
directories at the same level in the
Hans Reiser has commented the underlying limits make his file system look bad,
although he didn't put it that brutally.
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