On January 26, AndyLiebman@xxxxxxx wrote:
> A question about symbolic links and Linux XFS. Is there any limitation on the
> number of symbolic links one could make to a file under XFS in Linux?
There is no XFS specific limit to the number of symbolic links to a
file. Inodes don't contain any information about symlinks pointing to
> For example, if I had 2000 files in a directory, and each file had 20
> symbolic links to it, is there any reason why I might get into trouble
> because of the
> links? (And could it make any difference how long the directory and
> subdirectory and filenames are?) If so, is XFS any different in regard to
> links compared to other Linux filesystems?
None of these limits apply to XFS; I'll leave the linux filesystem
comparison for someone else.
The maximum length of an individual symbolic link is 1024 bytes.