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Re: Strange delete performance using XFS

also sprach Thomas Kaehn <tk@westend.com> [2007.04.04.1356 +0200]:
> I've got a strange problem on one machine using XFS. Deleting large
> directories (containing about 100000 files, 20k each) using "rm -rf"
> lasts nearly as long as creating the the files using a bash loop.

It's a know fact that XFS has really bad unlink() performance. If
you can't deal with it, use another filesystem. There is probably
nothing wrong with your system.

> Has anyone realized similar effects? On a different server (Dell
> 6850) the directory can be deleted within seconds. What could be
> the reason for the huge difference in delete performance?

Also XFS?

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