I recently did rm -rf on a directory containing 6 10 GB files and
it took a few seconds.I am running the XFS patched 2.4.9 kernel.
On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Sep 2001 at 13:17, Dirk Wetter wrote:
> > > a user complained that /rm -rf of 400MB / takes ~10 minutes (!) until
> > > the command returns, whereas on the systems with reiserfs we have e.g.
> > > it takes seconds.
> > This is expected. XFS does deletes synchronously.
> Still, 10 minutes is too long, I think. Since you're just guessing
> about the number of files, though, it's hard to say. If you can find
> out more about the data, that might offer some hints.
> Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.