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Subject: Re: source of 200 file limit

Re: source of 200 file limit

From: Mike Soultanian <>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:44:21 -0700

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


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

Received on 2002-08-22

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