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Datum: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 08:10:34 +0900
Von: “Wayne V.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Betreff: Re: Maximum number of files on a disk ?
No Bugs Software
Agile Ruby (but preferably not Rails) Contract Programming in Silicon
Valley since 2001
thank you for responding.
I am writing to an NTFS disk, where I am splitting up a large XML file
bits, which are saved as individual files ( and closed immediately after
writing to them).
The process runs smoothly until I get the following last correct output
49’000’000 # <- number of lines traversed in the XML file so far
(print every 500’000)
1483042 # <- smaller files written to disk so far
and this error:
initialize': Operation not supported - /media/Philips External Hard Disk/en_wiki/Warnock's\ Dilemma (Errno::EOPNOTSUPP) from lbwiki2.rb:114:innew’
from lbwiki2.rb:85:in `each’
In this line 114, there’s a File.new for the next small file to be
created. The spaces in the file name are no problem.
I am using Ubuntu 8.10 (32 bit) + ruby-1.8.7-p72.
I cannot create any files on the disk anymore, neither with Ruby nor on
the command line. This works
again if I delete some file/folder.
So there must be some maximum amount of files that this NTFS disk can
handle, which is way below 2**32-1 …
What can I do here ?
Thank you very much!