On Linux systems (Amazon EC2), what is the maximum number of files that can be stored in one directory without slowing down performance? (I know too many files in one directory on Windows systems will cause the system to operate slowly.)
Personally, I would keep the count under 30 000 to make sure I wouldn't have to worry about performance problems with any versions of
From a great answer on SO, here's the number of files you are able to keep, depending on your chosen file system (ext3 is default on Amazon Linux I think).
Also, see this on performance problems with