[CentOS] Silly question - Anything faster than rm?

gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net gjgowey at tmo.blackberry.net
Sun Sep 30 19:14:54 UTC 2007

Go with fat16 or fat32 instead of ext3fs.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 11:58:44 
To:CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Silly question - Anything faster than rm?

Alain Spineux wrote:
> Some hint :
> - use a partition dedicated for that, that you can format every time
> you need to reset it.
> - try other filesystem. Some filesystem are faster for delete operations.
> - try to change the journaling during the delete operations. If you
> use ext3, I'm thinking about something like:

If you are going to change the way you store the files, just break them
up into subdirectories that each only hold a few thousand files. That
makes the lookups and other operations much faster.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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