ZFS and mv utility
Pawel Jakub Dawidek
pjd at FreeBSD.org
Wed Apr 25 21:25:07 UTC 2007
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 12:56:50AM +0400, Alexey Tarasov wrote:
> Hello Pawel.
> I have a question about ZFS and mv utility. I have the following pool configuration:
> NAME USED AVAIL REFER MOUNTPOINT
> storage 62,1G 121G 26K /storage
> storage/music 7,95G 121G 7,95G /storage/music
> storage/oldhome 47,5G 121G 47,5G /storage/oldhome
> I made the following operation: mv /storage/oldhome/lexa/music/* /storage/music and that operation took a very long time. It seems that MV copies files first from
> storage/oldhome/lexa/musc to storage/music and then deletes them from old location. But I move files within one storage pool and it should work as fast, as it works on UFS
> partition. Does it need to be modified for compatibility with ZFS?
From mv(1) manual page:
As the rename(2) call does not work across file systems, mv uses cp(1)
and rm(1) to accomplish the move. The effect is equivalent to:
rm -f destination_path && \
cp -pRP source_file destination && \
rm -rf source_file
ZFS pool is not a file system. Look at mount(8) output. It would be
possible in theory to move data faster within one pool and this was
discussed on zfs-discuss at opensolaris.org, you may want to search the
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