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Re: XFS unlink still slow on 3.1.9 kernel ?

To: Richard Ems <richard.ems@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS unlink still slow on 3.1.9 kernel ?
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:15:56 -0500
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 06:11:30PM +0100, Richard Ems wrote:
> On 02/13/2012 06:08 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 05:57:58PM +0100, Richard Ems wrote:
> >> This is a backup system running dirvish, so most files in the dirs I am
> >> removing are hard links. Almost all of the files do have ACLs set.
> > 
> > How many ACLs do you usually have set?  If they aren't stored inline
> > but need to go out of the inode unlinks will be extremly slow for
> > kernels before v3.2.
> > 
> Almost all dirs and files there do have ACLs set.
> Each of them do have about 10 user ACLs and 10 default ACls.
> Is that too many?
> Is this then the reason for being that slow?

That doesn't sound like a lot to me, but instead of guessing around,
let's just check the actual facts.

Does "xfs_bmap -a" for the kind of files you are deleting show any
extents? If it doesn't the output will look like:

# xfs_bmap -a internal
internal: no extents

if it has any it will look like:

# xfs_bmap -a external
        0: [0..7]: 8557712..8557719

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