Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Felix Schroeter (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 19:38:08 +0200 (CEST)


In article <> you write:

>I got a flier and laughed at the "filesystem 80x faster" crap... That should
>make it about as fast as FAT12 on a 386-40. After watching a 110MHz uSparc
>based Sparc5 take 9 hrs to delete 100000 zero length files in an 8MB
>directory under 2.5.1. I made my Dual-P200 make an 8MB directory with 100000
>files... in about 30 minutes. Then delete them all in just over 3 minutes!!
>And that was with 2.0.29 ... sans dcache.

This is an unfair comparision, because Solaris writes out metadata
synchronously and Linux asynchronously.

Write those 100000 files on Linux and turn off the power in the
middle of the process. Do the same on the Solaris box. And then
look what fsck does on both boxes...


Regards, Felix.