[CentOS] Deleting Large Files

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Sun Mar 1 22:39:20 UTC 2009


I have an issue with a busy CentOS server exporting iSCSI and NFS/SMB shares.
Some of the files are very large, and when they get deleted IO climbs to an
unacceptable rate. Is there a way to purge a file with little to no IO
overhead on ext3?

Thanks!
jlc


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