Coda File System

about problems with massive updates

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 11:53:27 +0200 (MET DST)
On Sun, 31 Mar 2002, Phil Nelson wrote:

> Large installations like this still have some problems.   There
> were just some reports of writing lots of files to a server. Also,

I assume it was mine.

It is lots of symlink creations that slow down the server and make the
client timeout. The server accepts *file* data without too much trouble
but lots of metadata becomes hard. I am populating multiple directories
with over 600 symlinks each, over 20000 files together, most of them
The result - Pentium 100 server stops answering for couple of seconds
or even longer rather often, for reallocating volume structures. Might
it be my rvm that is fragmented or something?

Received on 2002-04-01 04:54:07