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Re: unlink : reclaim inodes, etc.?by misc (Pilgrim)
|on Oct 04, 2007 at 09:43 UTC||Need Help??|
I don't know UFS, and I don't know the filesystem internals well enough to give an educated answer.
However, I experienced with all filesystems I tried a slowdown after some time.
Therefore I try to put directories with heavy read/write access into separated partitions/filesystems.
At my Linux (Gentoo) workstation there's a directory with >150000 files and around 43MB, which is updated daily. (It contains the software package information).
In order to get some more performance, I'm using a virtual filesystem kept in the memory, which is loaded and saved into a single file at the boot/shutdown process.
In your case, if performance is important, I could also think of two partitions, which are regulary copied/formatted.
(dev/part1 mounted at /mnt/mountpoint)
That's, however, just a suggestion to start from and possibly not practicable for you, I'm really very interested how you/others solve this problem.