On Sun, 2002-10-27 at 15:47, yoros@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I have a few questions about XFS and generic filesystem management.
> The first question is about the creation of sparse files. I want to
> learn more and more. Another question is related to the process of
> deleting files. How does XFS delete a file?. Does XFS have a list of
> extents? (because it is slow when deleting a file that has lots of
The more extents a file has, the longer it takes to delete it, yes.
It is not the amount of space in a file, but the number of extents
which matters. I can remove a 4000 extent file in less than 2 second
on a 450MHz box here.
So, two questions:
1. How slow is a delete for you, how many extents and how long
does it take.
2. What version of the software and what hardware and how is
your filesystem configured.
Steve Lord voice: +1-651-683-3511
Principal Engineer, Filesystem Software email: lord@xxxxxxx