Stephen Johnston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nate Itkin <Nate-Itkin@ptdcs2.intel.com>
Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>
Thanks also to Dan Brainard a colleague of mine who supplied me with the
bug report from sunsolve.
The short summary is that the 32,767 limit refers to the MAXLINK
parameter in /usr/include/sys/param.h, and corresponds to limiting the
number of directories allowed in a single directory. The confusion came
when our customer was told by Sun support that it is a file limit.
Adding to the confusion is the sunsolve bug report #1224920 which also
refers to a file limit in testing Sun OS 4.1.3_U1 and Solaris 2.4. I
ended up writing a simple script to test Solaris 2.5.1, and the
directory test failed to create the 32675th directory while the file
test worked just fine.
Our company has a customer that is using Auto-trol's Centra product.
They want to move their data base from an HP to a Sun box running
Solaris 2.5 or 2.5.1. They currently have more than 32K files in a
single directory. Is there a kernel parameter that can be tuned to
increase the number of files limit or is the 32K limit a hardware
Any help would be appreciated. I will summarize.
-- Jon Levin Information Handling Services Unix Systems Administrator Inverness Business Park Phone: (303) 858-6058 15 Inverness Way East email:email@example.com Englewood, CO 80112
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