Does anyone have any idea why, when I put a directory containing about 5000 .html files up on my webserver that the load average would just start to shoot up radically? The server is fine as long as this directory is not under any directory readable by Apache. The minute I try to load up the index.html file in this directory the load goes crazy. I'm using CentOS4 with the latest Apache, blah blah blah. Filesystem is ReiserFS. Any suggestions welcome. It's fairly important also that I find a way to keep all 5000 of these .html files in one directory rather than seperating them out into smaller subdirectories. Server is a Dual Xeon 3.2Ghz with 2GB of RAM and the hard drives are SATA 133's. Thanks in advance!