On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, eat pasta type fasta wrote:
> currently I am holding all of the files in 1 directory since the DB can 
> keep track of them, however their number has grown to over 400 at this 
> point
> my issue is whether it would be worth it (performance wise) to split them 
> into thumbs and works thus having 200+ files per directory as opposed to 
> so many, I am expecting the number of images to double in the future.

400 is not very many. Tens of thousands can start to become a problem.

Look at the distribution of your file names and come up with a hashing 
mechanism. For instance, if your filenames are numbers, create 
subdirectories 0/ 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ etc., and place the files based on their 
final digit.


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