Megaraid with brakes on?
dragonhawk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 4 01:29:21 CST 2007
On 1/3/07, Martin Sarsale <martin at malditainternet.com> wrote:
> ... a few million 3k files ...
What are the average and maximum number of files in a single directory?
As Dan Pritts says, your problems are most likely not due to RAID, per se.
In particular, I am told EXT3 performance with respect to the number
of files in a single directory is proportional to a quadratic
equation. In English, that means that the more files you have in a
directory, the worse it gets, and it keeps getting worse faster.
Also: Are you mounting your filesystem(s) with "noatime"?
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