Creating or deleting files is slow on a GFS2 filesystem on an NVMe device

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  • A GFS2 filesystem performs poorly on RHEL 8 when the underlying storage device is an NVMe device.
  • A GFS2 filesystem on an NVMe device exported by AWS is slow.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (with the Resilient Storage Add-on)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (with the Resilient Storage Add-on)
  • A GFS2 filesystem on an NVMe device

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