Earlier, hpa wrote:
> The base64 version has 2^12 subdirectories instead of 2^8 (I just used 2 
> characters as the hash key just like the hex version.)

Later, hpa wrote:
> Ultimately the question is: do we care about old (broken) filesystems?

I'd imagine we care a little - just not alot.

I'd think that going to 2^12 subdirectories, which with 2^12 entries per
subdirectory gets us to 16 million files before the leaf directories get
bigger than the parent, is a good tradeoff.

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