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Re: Rm performance issue

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Rm performance issue
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 18:50:46 +0200
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Philip Rowlands <address@hidden> writes:

> unlink shouldn't cause much I/O compared to other read/write
> operations, so I'm surprised you only noticed issues with rm.

Deleting a big file can require quite a bit of block reading, depending
on the filesystem and the fragmentation thereof.


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