1. Hello,
    are you sure that ext3 allows only 32.000 files per folder? I have a folder with 480.189 files and it seems to work…

    September 21, 2008 at 5:16 am |
  2. Alex Ezell:

    This post saved my bacon this morning. I think that ext3’s limit is variable, but that Ubuntu specifically is built with the 32,000 limit. That’s what I have deduced from our situation.

    March 11, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  3. The 32000 limit in ext3 has to do with subdirectories in a directory and not files.

    I am reaching this problem soon in my web app. I have until now organized image uploads in directories, sorted by username.

    Your solution looks well.

    February 21, 2011 at 5:10 am |
  4. Jonas Tandinco:


    This is very helpful. It took me a while to figure out that this was the problem on my project. Thank you for the solution. I surely will adopt it.

    July 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm |

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