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Subject: Re: source of 200 file limit
From: Mike Soultanian (msoultan_at_csulb.edu)
Date: 2002-08-22


I believe that limit was increased in a past CVS to 400...

mike

Lucas Gonze wrote:
>
> I'm wondering what the source of the 200-files-in-a-dir limit is. Can
> anyone explain the underlying issues? Are they algorithmic or just about
> flipping a constant?
>
> My wild guess is that the whole list has to be loaded into memory at the
> same time and the limit is there to preserve RAM. To preserve RAM and
> load the list at the same time there would have to be some kind of
> scrolling window on the list, and that's enough of a hassle that nobody's
> done it yet.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> - Lucas

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