[Gluster-users] Quickest way to delete many small files

Stephan von Krawczynski skraw at ithnet.com
Wed Jun 12 15:01:45 UTC 2013

On Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:48:33 -0400
Jeff Darcy <jdarcy at redhat.com> wrote:

> http://linuxnote.net/jianingy/en/linux/a-fast-way-to-remove-huge-number-of-files.html
> tl;dr The rsync method is likely to be faster because of readdir batching.  In 
> fact, the results from that article are likely to be even more applicable to 
> any distributed filesystem where readdir is even more expensive.  This 
> difference is completely orthogonal to the difference between deleting files 
> through a client mountpoint or directly on the brick, with or without renaming 
> first.

That's a funny paper :-)
Maybe some GNUs should have read it when implementing "rm" ;-)


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