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Re: Little questions

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Subject: Re: Little questions
From: yoros@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 23:30:18 +0100
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On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 11:57:35AM -0800, Chris Wedgwood wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 11:51:13PM +0100, yoros@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> > Yes, I know that the files I'm deleting has a lot of extents but I
> > also know that other filesystems are faster deleting files.
> 
> It really depends.  For large files, XFS is *much* faster than
> anythiny else presently available for Linux.

When a file is very fragmented... ext2 only have to remove a few blocks
(inode, simple-indirect, double-indirect, etc...). This is the historic
Tanembaum's standard and a lot of UNIX-filesystems implemented this
methods in the past.

Pedro

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