Status: Awaiting Feedback
Affects Version/s: 2.3
Fix Version/s: None
The way paths are created within FileCache currently, there is a theoretical maximum of 16^12 directories in the cache directory, which is quite a large number. Usually schemes like this are used to restrict the number of files in one directory.
Comparing with git, for example, the dirs are arranged
and then the object store within those directories, which is a lot more manageable, say if you happen to type ls in the cache directory, you will get a maximum listing of 256 dirs. PhpThumb does something similar when caching images.
How about something like this for getFilename():
$idHash = md5($id);
$path = substr($idHash, 0, 2) . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . substr($idHash, 2, 2) . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . substr($idHash, 4);
$path = $this->directory . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . $path;
return $path . $id . $this->extension;
Not nearly so elegant, but I think this has better properties for the file system. Also I would be tempted to use one of the sha family hashes and not to include the $id within the filename, but perhaps this is helpful for debugging?