Poor ext4 performance questions

George R Goffe grgoffe at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 06:26:44 UTC 2014


I have some large ext4 filesystems with large numbers of files in them and performance really sucks. After inactivity, a simple ls takes minutes to complete. I'm pretty sure the drive is now powering itself down due to this inactivity.

Are there tuning parameters that I could alter that would keep more of the filesystem meta data in memory? It looks like the data slowly migrates back to disk and as a result, takes minutes to fill back up enough to respond.

Regards and THANKS for your help and your time,


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