[ic] Performance hit from having many images in one directory?

John1 list_subscriber at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 24 17:14:00 EDT 2005

On Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:45 PM, icdev at mrlock.com wrote:

>> Thanks Mike - so it seems to me there are no real downsides to
>> migrating to one of these newer filing systems apart from the initial 
>> hassle
>> so I think I will go down this route, even if I do eventually also decide 
>> to
>> employ a hashing scheme.
> FYI - I currently have over 1600 items/images in each of the thumb
> and image directories.
> We are using ext2 or ext3 (been awhile since the system was built),
> and IC 4.8.x with a little customization.
> When I upgrade to 5.x I will probably address the hashing suggestion,
> but we really haven't noticed much performance lag, and with the
> increase in processor power, and disk speed.....I may not take the
> time...
> The main database is Mysql. The web server (Redhat 7.x) only has
> about 512K ram, and running on a 2ghz AMD processor.
Thanks for info - it's good to know that 1600 images should not be a problem 
on that sort of setup

> I recently built a Gentoo system for the Mysql server using Resierfs,
> and it has been up and running great for about 6 months.
Great, I think I will go with Reiserfs next time.

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