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Rm performance issue

From: Ken Naim
Subject: Rm performance issue
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 07:53:11 -0400

I am removing 300gb of data spread across 130 files within a single
directory and the process take just over 2 hours. In my past experiences
removing a small number of large files was very quick, almost instantaneous.
I am running red hat Linux on ibm p series hardware against a san with sata
and fiber drives. I see this issue on both the sata and fiber side although
the rm process is slightly faster on fiber.


Uname -a : Linux hostname 2.6.9-55.EL #1 SMP Fri Apr 20 16:33:09 EDT 2007
ppc64 ppc64 ppc64 GNU/Linux

Commands : cd /path/directory/subdirectory

                    Rm -f *


I wanted to know if there is a way to speed this up as it causes 3 hour
process to go to 5 hours.



Ken Naim




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