I would like to understand one thing. I have been facing an issue in a FAS3240. This system has a flexvol accessed via CIFS.
Occurs that data is written in the share of this flexvol by an application which creates lots of directories inside one root directory on the volume.
I know that on DOT versions earlier than 8.1, there was a limit of 100K (99,998) subdirectories in a directory, right? I also know from the following link, that this limit has been removed in DOT 8.1.
I thought this limit was something important to protect the client from reaching a huge number of subdirectories and with this, facing performance issues while accessing it. Without this limit, how performance is handled? Am I missing anything? Is it safe to store more than those 100K subdirs and not having any kind of performance degradation?