filesystem performance with lots of small files
andre at freebsd.org
Thu Aug 25 18:14:15 GMT 2005
Marian Hettwer wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm actually testing around with FreeBSD 6 BETA 3. Regarding stability
> I'm really pleased, it runs and runs and runs :)
> No problems on that front.
> Back to the topic. I have a directory with several thousands (800k and
> more) small files. UFS2 shows a pretty low performance. I don't have
> numbers yet, but I'd like to know in advance wether there are tunable
> parameters. I couldn't find any sysctl'´s or kernel parameters.
> I'll report numbers, as soon as I have them.
> And yes, I disabled the debugging features in my kernel (WITNESS,
> INVARIANTS ...)
> Besides, I know that 6-BETA is not about performance at all :)
> any tips on file system performance with small files, though ?
What is low performance for you? Is it creating a new file, opening
an existing file, reading from a file, etc? What is your point of
reference you compare to (FreeBSD 4.11, etc)?
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