[Samba] Performance issue on AIX when deleting files in a directory with a large number of files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu May 11 16:13:32 GMT 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 11:45:34AM -0400, William Jojo wrote:
> I'm looking into this here. Are you referring to "stat cache"? I've
> confirmed that 150k statx's are being done after each delete request. I
> mocked it up here on JFS2 and JFS. I'm mocking is up now in FC3/4 on ext3 to
> see if this is normal and just FS throughput issue on AIX.

Good catch Bill - are they running with the "large number of files in
a directory" case canonicalized / case sensitive settings ? The stat
cache is disabled in that case. If they're not then that would explain
it if the client is using the incorrect case.


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