On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 10:47:11AM +0100, Polytropon wrote: > On Sun, 9 Nov 2008 10:35:21 +0100, Erik Trulsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Note that this does not limit the number of files you can have in a single > > directory, since normal files do not contain hardlinks to the parent > > directory, but there are of course limits to the total number of files and > > directories you can have on a single filesystem based on how many inodes > > were created when the filesystem was first created. > > Maybe this sounds stupid, but... given that a file system > can hold n entries. What happens when a program tries to > create file number n + 1?
The call to the open(2) system call will fail for one of the reasons given in the manual page. > I do ask this in order to explore if this could have been > the reason for my massive data loss and UFS file system > corruption. My first point of inquiry in such a case would be if the hardware is OK. If you're using (P|S)ATA|SCSI-3 devices, install smartmontools from ports and test the disk with smartctl(8). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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