Maintaining filesystem efficiency
Three aspects of filesystem usage can degrade the efficiency
The information that follows
primarily applies to HTFS, EAFS,
AFS, and S51K filesystem types.
Disk fragmentation is the scattering of available disk space
caused by constant use and reuse of filesystem blocks.
``Reducing disk fragmentation''.
Excessively large directories
Directories that contain large numbers of files
(regardless of file size) increase the system search time for files
within the directory.
``Monitoring and limiting directory sizes''.
Empty directory slots
Empty directory slots, caused by large numbers of files being created
and moved or removed from a directory can also cause the directory
to become too large
(EAFS, AFS, and S51K filesystems only).
Reducing disk fragmentation
Moving a subdirectory to another filesystem using symbolic links
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