SUMMARY:Lots of small files

From: Rigoberto Treviņo Mendoza (
Date: Tue Jun 27 2000 - 09:05:39 CDT

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As always, lots of fast responses, great list!

It seems that if you have lots of small files
changing kernel parameters will help only if
all that files are accessed very frequently,
this is not the case.

It is much more efficient to store the files on
a subtree structure. I'm working on that.

Again, thank you all for your replies.

Rigoberto Treviņo Mendoza

-----Original Message-----
From: Rigoberto Treviņo Mendoza
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 6:55 PM
Subject: lots of small files

Hi list,

I am running solaris 6 on an Enterprise 3000 with 256MB of RAM.
I have to deal with lots of small files (20 GB, 6 Kb average),
when a user tryes to run ls on a directory, it takes several minutes
to complete.

Is there any tunning suggestions for this?


Rigoberto Treviņo Mendoza

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