Why is the size of a directory always 4096 bytes in unix?

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Published on 2010-05-19T11:44:00Z Indexed on 2010/05/19 11:50 UTC
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I am sure a directory file has much less information than 4096 bytes. I know the sector size is 4096 bytes. But normal files smaller than that do exist.

Why does Unix reserve 4096 bytes for each folder?

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