[svlug] EMLINK (mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Too many links)

Marc MERLIN marc_news at valinux.com
Mon Dec 3 20:51:02 PST 2001


On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 06:20:14PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 11:01:44AM -0800, Marc MERLIN (marc_news at valinux.com) wrote:
> > On Sun, Dec 02, 2001 at 09:35:25PM -0800, Drew wrote:
> > > If I do a `mkdir foo` I get:
> > > 
> > > mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Too many links
> > > 
> > > This is EMLINK.
> > > 
> > > I'd like to correct this but don't know how.  Is there a way to
> > > increase the total number of links allowed?  I need to at least double
> > > it.
> > 
> > I already talked to Drew, there is a limit of 32,000 links in an
> > inode, which in turn limits the number of directories in a single
> > place to 31,998
> 
> 32,000?  This is an odd number for a system restriction, I'd think
> 36,767 would be far more likely (2^15 - 1).

Yep, but it is 32,000.
I guess it is artifically limited to that instead of 32,767

Marc
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