Re: can not delete empty files
- From: joelbrunetti@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: 7 May 2007 21:40:26 -0700
On May 6, 10:26 pm, Yves Bellefeuille <y...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sun, 06 May 2007, joelbrunetti wrote:
I am running on amd64 and the filesystem in question is XFS.
I agree with Dances With Crows that this is a file system problem.
The Gentoo handbook, which I think has useful information about file
systems, has this to say about XFS:
XFS is a filesystem with metadata journaling which comes with a robust
feature-set and is optimized for scalability. We only recommend using this
filesystem on Linux systems with high-end SCSI and/or fibre channel
storage and an uninterruptible power supply. Because XFS aggressively
caches in-transit data in RAM, improperly designed programs (those that
don't take proper precautions when writing files to disk and there are
quite a few of them) can lose a good deal of data if the system goes down
I think that ext3 is the best choice for most users.
I got the files deleted.
xfs_repair was the tool for the job, not xfs_check.
It told me the inodes were pointing to free blocks and simply removed
Thanks for the advice on filesystem.
I prefer reiser3 to ext3 due to some performance issues that I am
unsure of they were resolved.
Reiser and I believe ext3 have some issues with deleting large files.
It can take quite a while.
I thought I would give xfs a try as it is supposed to be quite stable,
fast, and efficient.
I could be wrong about any of the above though and it comes down to
curiosity and personal preference.
I am very happy with it though.
Thanks for you help guys.
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