On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:41:03 +0200 Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> wrote: > On 2015-04-13 14:45:25 +0200, Loïc Grenié wrote: > > 2015-04-13 14:39 GMT+02:00 Vincent Lefevre <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > > The problem is that this operation is (always?) very slow: > > > something like 100 seconds (1 minute and 40 seconds). It has been > > > reproducible for several months. The logs show nothing during > > > this operation. > > > > > > Any idea? > > > > Maybe the directory is very large (even though its empty). Try > > > > ls -ld tmp. > > > > and see if the file "tmp" is large. > > Thanks! I didn't know that (I thought that the file system would > automatically "optimize" directories when files are removed, so > I've never looked closely at their size). Indeed: > > ypig:~/eftests> ls -ld tmp > drwxr-xr-x 2 vlefevre vlefevre 29655040 2015-04-13 15:25:55 tmp/ Can someone please enlighten me as to why the entry for this directory is so large, even though it is empty? Since it's apparently obvious to everyone else, I would very much like to know :) Petter -- "I'm ionized" "Are you sure?" "I'm positive."
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