[CentOS] Deleting Large Files

Mon Mar 2 01:58:16 UTC 2009
Joseph L. Casale <JCasale at activenetwerx.com>

>Is it the ext3 or the exports. M

It's on the ext3 fs when rm'ed locally via ssh (I export some ext3
fs's over NFS and SMB).

>1) What is the local storage on (controller, disks, raid, etc)

HP MSA20 (scsi => sata discs)

>2) Does the IO go up if you do the delete locally, remotely or both
>3) What is your definition of unacceptable rate?

Well, enough that the whole machine becomes slightly unresponsive. I
tried ionice'ing it at -c3 but that had no effect. I will play with
different schedulers and see if I can find one that matches my needs.