Ext3 subdirectories limitation

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Issue

  • In ext3, the number of subdirectories are limited to 32,000. Is there a way to increase this  limit ?
  • Is there a filesystem capable of holding more than 32000 subdirectories in Red Hat Enterprise Linux ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Ext3

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