Coda File System

request: large directories in coda

From: Steve Simitzis <>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:50:20 -0800
i've been seeing codasrv crash more and more often, especially as our
site grows and users submit more content. codasrv always crashes with one
of these:

16:39:17 Create returns 27 on 8269.JPG 1000002.dc72.950b

this seems to happen because a directory has hit 256k in size, and
someone tries to add just one more file. the only solutions so far
have been to either clear out old content, or set up a hashed
directory structure.

however, it becomes difficult to predict which directories will hit
the limit and when, and it becomes a shell game to try and shuffle
around content before the next crash. ideally, our applications
shouldn't have to know about the limitations of the underlying
filesystem. it seems like it would be best if coda could simply handle
larger directories (and fail gracefully), or handle directories of
"infinite" size.


steve simitzis : /sim' - i - jees/
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Received on 2004-02-29 23:51:56