FreeBSD's UFS vs Ext4

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Tue Feb 9 00:15:14 UTC 2010

On Monday 08 February 2010 21:19:01 Mihai Donțu wrote:
> On Monday 08 February 2010 12:54:26 Pieter de Goeje wrote:
> > > Even deleting a large file off that raid array I can
> > > see a difference, prior to reformatting, i deleted a 190GB file off the
> > > raid, under UFS the delete took quite some time (well over 10 seconds),
> > > under ext4 the deletion of the same size file took about 3 seconds.
> >
> > File deletion speed is relevant how?
> It can be, depending on the workload. I (as a Linux user) moved from ext3
> to xfs, ignoring the warnings about file deletion [being slow]. Now I _kind
> of_ regret it. Seems I have more than one program on my laptop that deletes
> files (kmail's email-expiration thing comes to mind). I also work on a
> project that creates large log files an deletes them (periodically). When
> all these programs meet, I go for a coffee. :)

I agree that file deletion speed can be important in normal usage scenarios. 
However my question was asked in the context of an FTP up or download, which 
does not involve deleting files. :-)

Pieter de Goeje

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