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tuning XFS for tiny files

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Subject: tuning XFS for tiny files
From: timotheus <timotheus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 13:15:38 -0400
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Hi. Is there a way to tune XFS filesystem parameters to better address
the usage pattern of 10000s of tiny files in directories such as:
    maildir directory
    mh mail directory
    ccache directory

My understanding is that XFS will always be much slower than reiserfs
with respect to deleting 10000s files; but that XFS might be possible to
tune toward more rapid read access of 10000s of tiny files.


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