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Subject: Re: max 200 entries in a dir. why?

Re: max 200 entries in a dir. why?

From: Guy Devos <>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:42:53 +0200

> >>>>> Linus wrote:
> Linus> I definitely don't think an X file limit, today 200, is a
> Linus> problem at all.
> Two things:
> * The unknowing user could be rather surprised though. There should
> at least be some feedback to the user when this happens. Like first
> entry in dirlist reading "Dir truncated. More than 200 files in
> this folder. Reorganize your files"
> * Given the size of disks now days I guess there isn't any problem at
> all to fill for example the root folder with this amount of
> material just by filling it with playlists from normal CD albums.

Why not buffer the first 200 entries of the directory into RAM, then (when the user scrolls beyond the 200th entry) access the drive
and read the next 200 entries into the buffer? Didn't anyone think of this before, or is it impossible?

Received on 2002-08-12

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