On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 11:14:01PM +1000, David Chinner wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 03:38:43PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > timotheus <timotheus@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > > 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.
> > -d agcount=1 at mkfs time might help (unless you have a lot of CPUs)
> Yeah, might help, but it's not good for being able to repair the
> filesystem - repair will be unable to find a secondary superblock
> to compare the primary against and abort.....
Any reason why it aborts? It could just continue with a warning, couldn't it?
> -d agcount is only good for science experiments, not production
> systems ;)
XFS small file performance needs a lot of science.