[CentOS] files in a directory limitation

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Sun Nov 5 11:09:53 UTC 2006

>> I tested the same thing on an xfs fs and the interesting thing was that
>> It took me a whole lotta time to delete that stuff. ;-)
>> Maybe under xfs directories just are limited by inodes and nothing else.
> COuld u tell me why did u take some much time to delete stuff ??

This is a known performance problem of XFS.

> if u know command for and rm and ls u can do it exactly the same what
> did u do with mkdir command.
> for i in ls; do rm -rf $i;done
> thats it. no big deal to remove that files. :)

XFS is slow on large deletes. That is just it.

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