Soft links or hard links?

From @bunder on Mon Oct 12 2015 18:30:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)

I want to add a large directory to IPFS. The directory has a lot of links in it. Which type of links should I use for optimal performance? Soft or hard?

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From @jbenet on Wed Oct 14 2015 09:44:20 GMT+0000 (UTC)

@bunder ipfs doesn’t care, i think.

we dont yet have directory sharding, which is going to give you really bad perf on huge dirs. if it’s possible, shard the dir yourself for now (by putting things into multiple subdirectories with some fanout factor) (alternatively, help us implement support.)