Monumentally slow directory performance.

Mike Tancsa mike at
Mon Apr 12 18:06:33 PDT 2004

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 14:34:23 -0700 (PDT), in
sentex.lists.freebsd.current you wrote:

>I've noticed that the 3ware gets slow when there is contention
>i.e. it needs to seek around..

I dont have any 5.x production boxes, but on my RELENG_4 pop3 server

% cd /var/mail
% time ls -l > /dev/null
0.078u 0.078s 0:00.16 87.5%     420+4770k 0+0io 0pf+0w
% ls -l | wc
   11789  106166  955966

Thats with quite a few popper processes going as well.


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