Performance testing shows slow read/delete performance on GFS2 filesystem on RHEL5

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  • While testing whether GFS2 is suitable for my new application, I found that deletes appear to be abysmally slow.
  • Are deletes really expected to be half the speed of writes?
  • Filesystem is 388MB in size, the rm -rf has been running for 5  minutes now and has only deleted about 10MB.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • GFS2

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