On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 10:37:13PM -0700, prad wrote: > > one of the neat things i've found about freebsd vs linux is the > 'instantaneous' rm. > > when you remove a large file or a substantial directory, freebsd does > it right away ard you get your prompt back, while with every linux i've > tried, you wait and wait and wait. > > i presume freebsd just takes the pointer to the file out so it can be > overwritten, while may be the linuxes fill stuff with zeros or > something like that?? > > is this instantaneity a result of the ufs file system vs say ext3 or > reiser? >
ext3 has a journal, so I guess the journal has to be updated after a big delete unlike FreeBSD. This could be the delay you've noticed. I don't know anything about Reiser. To confirm this, you could mount the ext3 as ext2 and see if that helps. Regards, -- Frank Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"