I'm using a directory as a staging area for my files before shipping them to Amazon S3 buckets. This staging directory has no sub-directory structure /a/b/c or /year/month/day ... it's only files /cdn/file1.png /cdn/file2.png etc..
I have about 64,000 files in that 1 directory and its size is 2.8GB now.
My question is, will that break? I'm aware that it is not optimal and i'm working in parallel to fix this issue but that might take time to migrate.
I'm expecting to keep it this way for another year, which means approx a total of 400,000 files inside one directory.