Re: extending the maximum filename length

From: David Wolfskill <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 10:21:25 -0700
On Sat, Sep 09, 2017 at 01:15:31AM +0800, Julian Elischer wrote:
> Has anyone using freeBSD ever increased NAME_MAX (filename maximum 
> length) and have any experience with it?
> We ($JOB) would recompile the entire system so intra-system 
> compatibility would probably be ok, and we have our own filesystem 
> which would support it.
> But I wonder if anyone has tried it and hit unexpected problems.
> ....

Not *strictly* a "filename length" issue, but one thing I (think
I) recall encountering a while back was an (88-character?) upper
limit on the length of the full pathname of a mount point.

So that could prove ... annoying (if I actually recall correctly,
and the situation has not changed since).

David H. Wolfskill

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Received on Fri Sep 08 2017 - 15:21:28 UTC

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