Re: Deleting large files

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat May 17 2008 - 08:16:22 EST

On Wed 2008-05-07 15:49:30, Morten Welinder wrote:
> Hi there,
> deleting large files, say on the order of 4.6GB, takes approximately forever.
> Why is that? Well, it is because a lot of things need to take place to free
> the formerly used space, but my real question is "why does the unlink caller
> have to wait for it?"
> I.e., could unlink do the directory changes and then hand off the rest of the
> task to a kernel thread?

Yep, but implementation is not going to be trivial. Send a patch ;-).

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